County briefs 8/12/14

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By The Staff

Animal Services has deal on cats

Citrus County Animal Services is offering free cat adoptions through Friday, Aug. 15, for any cat that has already been spayed or neutered. 

Every cat adoption includes age-appropriate vaccinations and a microchip. There will be a $5 license charge for Citrus County residents. 

The price for unaltered cats is $35 and includes spay/neuter surgery, all age-appropriate vaccinations and a microchip.

Dog adoptions are $60; $30 if they already spayed or neutered.

Kennels are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Citrus County Animal Services is located at 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. For questions or information, call 352-746-8400.


CCSO Academy taking applications

The next class of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy begins Aug. 21 and runs for 10 weeks. Classes meet Thursdays at the Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Center in Lecanto and participants may choose between an afternoon class (1 to 4 p.m.) and an evening class (6 to 9 p.m.). 

The free academy, which has vacancies for the upcoming sessions, is designed to provide a better understanding of the sheriff’s office and fire rescue and the functions and services of those employed by the agency. Beyond that, the underlying objective is to build a partnership between law enforcement officers, fire rescue personnel and the people served. 

The program agenda includes interactive instruction and demonstrations from professionals in road patrol, criminal investigations, vice and narcotics, Animal Control, the Emergency Operations Center/911, Sheriff’s Fire Rescue Division, the Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), K-9 Team, identification and evidence and much more. 

Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Operations Center or any of the agency’s community resource offices. Or go to the Sheriff’s Office home page at www.sheriffcitrus.org to print out an application form. Interested candidates also may call 352-341-3457 for more information or to have an application mailed to them. 


Crown gets routine fumigation

The former Crown Hotel on Seminole Avenue in Inverness is going through a routine, preventative fumigation. According to owner Carey Jensen, the last time the 28,000-square-foot building was tented was in 1998. 

Jensen said the 30 residents all found safe shelter with their families while the fumigation was going on and he expected everyone to be back today. ­