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Illness shutters county animal shelter

Animal Shelter temporarily closed by illnessCitrus County Animal Services has temporarily closed the shelter, until further notice, due to an unknown severe upper respiratory illness.

The shelter medical staff and administration have been working directly with veterinarians from the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, who are experts in the field of treatment and management of illnesses in shelters.

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TOP VIDEO: Dog Seizures News Conference

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The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced that on Oct. 23, Citrus County Sheriff Animal Control officers seized 65 dogs from an elderly couple in Homosassa, Florida. 
 
Citrus County Director of Animal Services Morgan A. Woodward explains the seizures at a media news confeence at the shelter (October 27, 2017)
 
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Elderly Inverness woman charged with animal cruelty

A total of 34 cats were taken from this Inverness home, and the owner was charged with animal cruelty. (June 26, 2017)
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division on Monday charged an elderly Inverness woman with animal cruelty and took her 34 cats.
 
It all started Monday when deputies were dispatched to a house on East Iona Lane after the homeowner, Barbara Smith, 75, called an electrician to do some work on her home.
 
When the electrician came to her house - they refused to do the work due to the unsanitary conditions inside the home, which is when the Sheriff's Office got involved. 
 
Animal Control units were called, along wi
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Animal cruelty tip leads to arrest of Inverness couple

Ryan James McLean, left, and Deana Marie Feldman.
A tip about possible animal abuse led to the arrest Saturday of an Inverness couple, and the seizure of 36 dogs.
 
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said that Ryan McLean, 26, and Deana Feldman, 47, both of 3866 S. Alpine Ave.
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County names new Animal Services Director

Citrus County Department of Community Services has named Morgan Woodard as the new Animal Services Director. Woodard will start in his new position on Monday, Oct. 17.
 
Woodward is coming from Hillsborough County as the Pet Services Manager for Hillsborough County Pet Resources, where his responsibilities included front desk operations, volunteers and events management.

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