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Animal Services policies take center stage at BOCC

Animal Services artworkPolicies of the Citrus County Animal Services division took center stage on Tuesday at the county commission, and passions were high as animal activists took exception to any number of policies in force at the county's animal shelter.

Animal Services in need of donations for new program

Citrus County Animal Services will be launching a behavior enrichment program which will help decrease the stress of a shelter environment on our furry guests. Shelter enrichment programs help to reduce the stress and boredom of shelter life. 

With shelter animals, behaviors such as hyper-arousal, depression, and obsessive/compulsive behaviors are not uncommon when enrichment is not present.

Veterans Service Officer post likely to remain as-is

Despite all the recent talk about the Citrus County Veterans Officer's position in the county government hierarchy, it appeared on Tuesday that county commissioners have decided the position should not be elevated from where it is in the organizational structure.

Certainly, commissioners said, not to the level of a directorship.

For Fire Services: The way forward is backward

Members of Citrus County Fire Services are sworn in on Oct. 1, 2011 to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. At far right is then-Fire Chief Larry Morabito (Photo by Robby Douglas

Six years after calling on then-Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy to take over fire services from the county, the Citrus County Commission has called it back into the fold.

The commissioners voted 4-1 on Tuesday during a special meeting to take fire services back, after complaining they had received little or no information that board members had requested.

TOP VIDEO: Fire Services recalled

After six years of being a part of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, at the request of the county commission in 2011, Fire Services has been told that it will returned to the oversight of the county. The county commission has voted 4-1 to have it moved back. (May 9, 2017)

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Congressman Webster visits Citrus veterans center

FROM LEFT: Ken Wells, Veterans Services Officer; Joanne Granger, Director of Support Services; Ellen Davis, Veterans Services Officer; U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster; Janet Gramann, Veterans Services Secretary and Kimberly Menster, Veterans Services Officer.

U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster on Tuesday paid Citrus County Veterans Services and Veteran Outpatient Clinic in Lecanto.

FROM LEFT: Ken Wells, Veterans Services Officer; Joanne Granger, Director of Support Services; Ellen Davis, Veterans Services Officer; U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster; Janet Gramann, Veterans Services Secretary and Kimberly Menster, Veterans Services Officer.

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