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PCSO: Keep pets safe from 'oven-like' car temps

PCSO: Keep pets safe from 'oven-like' car temps

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the summer heat can be extremely harmful to your furry friends if you leave them in the car!

Check out the image above, which shows how car temps can climb as high as an oven's. 

"A car becomes an oven. Don't leave your pets in your vehicle," they warn.  

Local family, PCSO bids farewell to retired K-9

Local family, PCSO bids farewell to retired K-9

Polk County, Florida-- Polk County Sheriff's officials and a local family are mourning the loss of a very special retired K-9 this week. The K-9 was given the chance to serve in loving memory of a daughter whose every chance was taken from her years ago.

It's been a decade since the Digget family lost their daughter, Allison Sousa, in a tragic double-homicide. 

It was a difficult time for them, but it was because of strong support from Polk County and its law enforcement that they decided to honor her, and thank the community in a big way. 

Paws to Read Party for your pup!

Paws to Read Party for your pup!

Bartow, FL-- The Bartow Public Library is hosting a "Paws to Read" on Saturday, December 15. 

They invite you to, "come help celebrate their faiteful service," and enjoy "cake, Frosty Paws and dog bisquits," to be served at the event. 

The hour long party begins at 10:30 a.m. at the library, located at 2150 S. Broadway Ave. Bartow, FL 33830.

Pet Fest: First 100 to adopt win a FREE Legoland ticket!

Pet Fest: First 100 to adopt win a FREE Legoland ticket!

Polk Co., FL-- The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section say the first 100 people to adopt at this year's Pet Fest event will win a FREE Legoland ticket.

The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at the facility, 7115 De Castro Road, in Winter Haven.

Other perks of attending the pet fest?

DiOGi Dog Park to close for maintenance

DiOGi Dog Park to close for maintenance

Bartow, Florida -  DiOGi Dog Park will be closed for routine maintenance on Thursday, September 27.

The park will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28.

DiOGi Dog Park was opened in 2007 in memory of Deputy Sheriff Vernon "Matt" Williams and his K-9 partner, DiOGi.

The park features big dog and little dog areas, agility equipment and shaded areas. The park is located on three fenced-in acres at Loyce E. Harpe Park, 500 West Carter Road in Mulberry. Admission is free.