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Osceola County News Release For immediate distribution Osceola County Communications 407-742-0100 September 16, 2021 PR21-93 Osceola County Joins Florida Shelters to Rescue Pets from Ida Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Animal Services has opened its doors to some of 200 dogs and cats from the hurricane-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. “Having weathered a […]

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Health officials issue two rabies alerts for Osceola County By Nathaly Matos The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County issues two rabies alerts: A rabies alert for the Kenansville, Florida area. This is in response to a stray cat that tested positive for rabies on December 27, 2018. The rabies alert is for 60 […]

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Hurricane season is here and while most Floridians know to prepare a hurricane kit for themselves, sometimes making preparations for our pets can be an afterthought. In this information piece, Shelter Volunteer/Community Outreach Coordinator Tami Solano has information on how you can prepare a hurricane kit for your pet so that everyone is prepared for […]

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After Hurricane Katrina pummeled New Orleans in 2005, it is estimated that around 250,000 animals, both domestic and wild, found themselves without a home and, for the many domestic animals, no source of food or clean water. Residents who fled often did so quickly with the intention of returning to retrieve the members of their […]

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It’s that time of year. Hello, animal lovers, it is the time of year when we remind pet owners to never, ever leaves pets in their vehicles. Did you know that on a 70 degree day it is still TOO HOT to leave a pet in the car? Did you also know that cracking the […]

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Free Ride Home Program Any dog or cat that is found wearing a current Osceola County license tag by an Animal Control Officer, even when a complaint has been filed, will receive a courtesy ride home by the Officer if the owner can be reached. This only applies in non-emergency/public safety situations and is a […]