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Hernando County Sheriff's Office assumes control of Animal Services


Sheriff's office now controls animal services

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office, as of Monday, has assumed responsibility for the field operations and enforcement elements of the county's Animal Services division. Animal control officers now fall under the umbrella of the Sheriff's Office and are part of the patrol division. As a result, officers are now on duty from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. From 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., officers are on call for emergencies. Residents may call the Sheriff's Office at (352) 754-6830 for non-urgent issues and 911 for emergencies. Anyone who has been bitten by a dog, cat or other animal — or has knowledge of someone being bitten — is asked to report the incident to the Hernando County Health Department, (352) 540-6800.

Libraries to close Monday for training

All branch libraries of the Hernando County Public Library System will be closed Monday for staff training. All libraries will resume normal hours of operation Tuesday. For information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit


Lutheran church hosts yard sale Saturday

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Vendor spaces are available for $12. For information, call (352) 683-5310.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Today's picks

Peace Week — Tolerance: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Buddhist monks will construct a sand mandala in the Building B lobby. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

'Igniting the Next Eco-Warrior Spirit!' Peace Week presentation: 9:30 a.m., Pasco-Hernando Community College North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

Free showing of 'Koch Brothers Exposed' documentary: 1-2:30 p.m., West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. (352) 346-1516.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office assumes control of Animal Services 10/02/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:47pm]
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