FDLE urging public to “Say something”

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is relaunching a major public safety campaign to combat terrorism.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is relaunching a major public safety campaign to combat terrorism.


TALLAHASSEE – If there was a generational code that kids have traditionally employed throughout elementary school, it’s not to be a snitch and tattle to the teacher against your own classmates.
But for children and adults alike, the state’s top law enforcement agency is urging quite the opposite these days. If fact, they want all Florida residents to become snitches as often as possible.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement just announced that it would relaunch the four-year-old public awareness campaign known as “If You See Something, Say Something” – in response to the very high profile and brutal terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, Calif.
Originally launched in 2011, the campaign is designed to encourage residents to quickly report anything that they believe could be be suspicious or potentially dangerous behavior. Continue reading

Unique calendar matches firefighters with rescued pets

The Lakeland Fire Department and the SPCA Florida teamed up for this special calendar.

The lakeland Fire Department and the SPCA Florida teamed up for this special calendar.


LAKELAND – In addition to putting out fires and responding to medical emergencies, firefighters have been known in the past to take on one extra chore.
Who hasn’t heard the urban legend of the firefighters placing a ladder against a tree, and climbing up high to rescue a cat that can’t otherwise figure out how to get down?
If it sounds like something you’re more likely to see in an old Hollywood movie than in real life, then consider this: the Lakeland Fire Department has a new product out that demonstrates that their firefighters do indeed rescue pets – and they have photos of those cats and dogs to prove it.
Lakeland Fire Department has teamed up with the SPCA Florida this holiday season for what is being billed as “the ultimate stocking stuffer,” a “Rescued Pets 2016 Calendar.” Continue reading

Home for the Holidays pet adoption special is under way

In December, cats and dogs will be available for adoption at county animal shelters at a reduced price.

In December, cats and dogs will be available for adoption at county animal shelters at a reduced price.


ORLANDO – There are plenty of gift items to consider giving loved ones this holiday season, from electronics to clothing to gift cards.
If one county agency does its job well, there could be another possible option: a new cat or dog.
During the month of September the Animal Services offices in
Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, are teaming up to host a Central Florida shelter pet adoption special.
During the remainder of this month, the four shelters are reducing adoption fees for dogs and cats to $12. The program has been dubbed, appropriately enough, a “Home for the Holidays” deal to “will help spread awareness for the homeless shelter pets who are ready to find a new family,” noted Carolina Devine, the marketing and public relations coordinator for
Orange County Animal Services, in a news release about the program. Continue reading

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