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Sixth positive rabies case for 2012 in Polk County

Sixth positive rabies case for 2012 in Polk County

Bartow, Florida-- The Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section confirmed Polk County's sixth positive rabies case of 2012 today.

A resident on Sand Mountain Road in Fort Meade found his two dogs with a dead raccoon on Friday, May 11, and notified Animal Control shortly after.

PCSO reports that the raccoon was impounded and tested for rabies.

State Laboratory results came back positive, meaning the raccoon was infected.

Scales and Tails Pet Festival Feb. 11

Scales and Tails Pet Festival Feb. 11

Mulberry, FL -- The Polk County Board of County Commissioners’ Parks and Recreation will host the Scales and Tails Pet Festival on Sat., Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Loyce E. Harpe Park in Mulberry.

This family event is free and open to the public. Free activities include live entertainment by Sunshine Serpents, pet contests, wiener dog races, a Kid’s Zone with a bounce house, carnival games and a “kiddie” train. Some vendors may charge small fees for pet-related accessories or food.

“Pet Connection” to discuss integrated veterinary medicine

“Pet Connection” to discuss integrated veterinary medicine

Bartow, FL -- This year, make a resolution to be a health advocate for your pets.  Veterinary medicine is seeing an evolution in animal care, as more pet owners are seeking holistic and natural treatments, and more veterinarians are embracing alternative modalities like acupuncture and eastern medicine with the goal of healing pets.

Pet Fest 2011

Pet Fest 2011

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section is once again hosting its annual Pet Fest on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Not only are adoption fees discounted to $25 (a savings of $140!!!) on all pets the day of the event, if you already have a pet, vaccinations will be offered at $5 each and microchips are discounted to $15. The Home Again pet recovery service will have a same day microchip registration booth on site, and pet clinics will be held throughout the day.