A recent outbreak of the distemper virus in several raccoons in the western section of Gainesville and Alachua County has a lot of pet owners worried. WUFT-FM’s Junior Skepple spoke to some experts about the importance of having animals immunized against the virus.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/distemper.mp3]
Citrus County Animal Services plans to relocate to a new facility in Lecanto that's expected to be completed by spring 2025. The project is budgeted at $12.5 million, with $9 million going toward construction of the new animal shelter that will more than double the size of the current one.