The owners of Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs are arrested on 35 counts of animal cruelty charges stemming from the June 7th seizure of 697 felines from the facility. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Alachua County animal services director David Flagler about the arrest of Steve and Pennie Lefkowitz.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/08/Flager-QA1.mp3|titles=Flager Q&A]
In an effort to help with social distancing, the hospital initially stopped owners from bringing their pets into the hospital, instead having veterinary assistants go to a line of cars to retrieve the pets from them. Since April 1, however, the hospital has been sending only a handful of employees, dressed in personal protective equipment, to retrieve the pets. Additionally, face masks and identification badges are required for employees to enter the building.