Meet the new animal control director

OKEECHOBEE — Amy Fisher has been promoted from within the ranks of animal control and is now director. Although she has worked for animal control for the last three years, she said she was not involved in and knew nothing about the Bobby Travis horse fiasco until after Arlene Durbin resigned. Prior to her promotion, […]

Animal control officer revokes resignation

OKEECHOBEE — After the controversy surrounding the death of one horse and the near starvation of several others, Animal Control Officer Sgt. Arlene Durbin turned in her resignation on Sept. 23. In her resignation, she said she appreciated the opportunity she had to work for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office for so long, but she […]

Pre-registration Not Required at Palm Beach County Pet-Friendly Shelter

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control’s pet-friendly shelter will be open for residents who reside in a mandatory evacuation zone, mobile home, or sub-standard housing. The pet-friendly shelter is located in the West Boynton Recreational Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33463.  Proof of residency is required. Pre-registration is no longer necessary. […]

Rabid raccoon left at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

WEST PALM BEACH — A raccoon that later tested positive for rabies was left in a 5-gallon bucket at the front door of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, July 24. The division is urging the person who left the raccoon or anyone who may have information to please contact them; it […]