Rabies Alert: NSB

Health officials issue rabies alert for NSB and portions of unincorporated Volusia County The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for New Smyrna Beach and portions of unincorporated Volusia County. This is in response to a horse that tested positive for rabies on June 29. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present … Continue reading Rabies Alert: NSB

Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on June 8. The recent rabies alert is for 60 days. Port Orange Area under Rabies Alert for 60 Days The center of the rabies alert is at Briarwood Mobile Estates in Port … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Wild Side of Florida

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Florida is home to a number of wild creatures. Although animals like alligators, bobcats and the elusive Florida panther may be plentiful in our state, they can be a challenge to spot in the wild (and from a safe vantage point).  Wild Florida – Kenansville, FL  Wild Florida offers the chance to see not only native Florida wildlife, but … Continue reading The Wild Side of Florida

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Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Looking to volunteer your time and serve your community? Volusia County Animal Services may be just what you’re looking for. Animal Services is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of functions – everything from lending a hand in the animal clinic and at public events to helping at pet shelters during declared emergencies. Volunteer with Volusia County Animal Services When it comes to volunteer … Continue reading Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Our toddler, Avery, is head-over-heels in love with horses (I mean, what little girl isn’t at some point in her life?). Like a lot of parents, we’re spending more time at home lately and looking for activities that are both engaging and educational, while staying safe.  Fun Family Things to do in Oveido, Florida Cheyne Ranch in Oviedo offered … Continue reading Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh, my!

Down a long dirt road, in the middle of nowhere in Melrose, lies an animal lover’s paradise. If you happened to be driving by, you would find a simple wooden fence with a “Tiger Crossing” sign attached and wonder what could possibly be behind those gates. I promise you it’s worth investigating. Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary in Melrose, FL Single Vision, Inc. is a 274-acre … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh, my!

Is my Pet Overweight?

Q: “Help! My cat, Mr. Purr Pants, is so fat! He doesn’t exercise and justlays around the house or just looks out the window. He doesn’t eat a lot and only occasionally gets treats. I heard being overweight can make him sick. How can I make him lose weight?” A: Poor Mr. Purr Pants, you are not alone! This is unfortunately a very common issue … Continue reading Is my Pet Overweight?

The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza

Do you love animals? We sure do – big ones, little ones, furry ones – we love them all! We, the city of Edgewater, have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza. February 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Rotary Park The event will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from … Continue reading The EDGEfest 2020 season rolls on with Pet-A-Palooza

County Launches Animal Abuse Listing

Last month, the county introduced a new online tool intended to protect animals from falling victim to abusive owners. Volusia County Government has launched an animal abuse listing on the Animal Services page of the county’s website beginning May 28. The purpose of the listing is to make shelters and other adoption agencies aware of someone’s criminal history as it relates to animals. The animal … Continue reading County Launches Animal Abuse Listing

Pets After the Holiday Excitement

By Dr. Tiffany Beischel Caring for your New Pet After Christmas The holidays have come and gone but for some lucky ones there is an adorable gift still giving slobbery love. Imagine waking up to a fluffy puppy or kitten on Christmas day! The excitement for something so adorable never goes away – until the destruction of your favorite shoes, the “accidents” found around the … Continue reading Pets After the Holiday Excitement