Temporary animal shelter opens for adoptions

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.

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It’s official: Scallop season begins July 1 in local waters

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties, opens July 1

Scallop season runs from July 1 to Sept. 24.

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.

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Become an advocate for an abused or neglected child

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.

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Fraud alert issued by Sheriff’s Office

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are currently investigating claims of organized fraud by Citrus County-based business Elite Roofing.

At this time, several potential victims have been identified throughout the state of Florida, as well as the East coast region.

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PetMeals Program needs your donations

Do you have a pet who is a member of your family?  Do you love animals? The PetMeals Program is seeking help from pet lovers throughout Citrus County.

The Citrus County PetMeals Program is in need of donations. The program provides dog and cat food to the companion pets of senior homebound clients who receive Meals on Wheels.

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