Archive for County Services

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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Extension Service offers food safety training

You do not have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer.

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Animal shelter animals need foster homes now

Citrus County Animal Services is in desperate need of foster homes especially for those that are most vulnerable and fragile which include neonates (bottle babies), especially kittens, moms with litters, and underage (not old enough for adoption) puppies and kittens.

We also have foster opportunities for those animals that have medical needs or who just need a break from the shelter, think of it as their vacation or weekend off from work.

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Citrus County Animal Services receives 2nd nat’l Maddie’s Fund® grant

Citrus County Animal Services has just received its second grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

The Maddie’s Fund® Challenge Completion Award for the Get ‘Em Home Challenge in the amount of $1,000. Maddie’s Fund® supports the lifesaving efforts made by staff and volunteers at the Animal Shelter.

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