Citrus County Animal Services received test results from Cornell University confirming Pneumovirus in the canine population in the upper and lower kennels.
Animal Services is awaiting further test results from Cornell that will be used to determine when to lift the quarantine. Pneumovirus is an upper respiratory virus with no vaccine. Best practices dictate quarantining the afflicted animals until the virus has run its course.
Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties, opens July 1
Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through Sept. 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa.
Do not discard scallop shells in inshore waters commonly used for recreational activities such as the Homosassa River or Crystal River.
In Citrus County, more than 300 children that are abused, abandoned and neglected are in the child welfare system, most of which are 10 years of age and younger.
Their fate has been turned over to the state. They now depend on lawyers, judges, social workers and foster parents to make sure they are safe, protected and provided the services necessary to overcome their circumstances.