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Citrus County Partnering with Finding Rover

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

Citrus County Animal Services joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. Citrus County Animal Shelter now offers our community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home. 

Now every dog and cat that enters the Citrus County shelter system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet, or search for adoptable pets.

Every dog and cat that leaves, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet parent registers on Finding Rover with the same email address that the shelter has on file. If that dog or cat ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is FREE and as simple as 1, 2, 3! Just go to and:

1.            Upload your pet’s photo

2.            Enter a few details about your pet

3.            Enter your name, email address, and zip code

That is it! Once your pets are registered, they are protected for life.

“Dogs and cats are beloved family members, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our pets from being lost forever. Registering on Finding Rover is another step all pet parents should take to further protect their furry family members.” — John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover. 

When a community comes together on Finding Rover, more dogs and cats can find home. Please help more pets find home and spread the word.

In addition to helping lost pets fine home, Finding Rover also features dogs and cats that are available for adoption! Find your next family member with Finding Rover!

You can view Citrus County’s found and adoptable pets with just a click on the Finding Rover Facebook Widget and on the Website Widget!

Want to become a partner for FREE, place more dogs and cats from your shelter or rescue quickly, and reunite more pets with their families? It's simple! Just complete the online form at

Helpful links:

Finding Rover is online at

Finding Rover is on Facebook at

Finding Rover is on Twitter at

Together our community can become the NUMBER ONE user of this new technology. Register for FREE on Finding Rover today and help spread the word! The more people that are registered on Finding Rover, the more we can all help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families and place adoptable pets in now homes. In doing this we can all help to save more lives!

County takes Court Action against Property Owner

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

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new ordinance 2.jpg 2 photos of 4734 N Apache Trail, Hernando, taken November 29, 2018

 Citrus County Code Compliance Director Scott McKinney and staff, along with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4734 N Apache Trail in Hernando on Thursday, November 29, 2018 regarding several code violations. The property owner was issued multiple citations for the violations found on the property. One of which will require a mandatory court appearance (the accumulation of junk and debris)

The case for the accumulation of junk and debris has been ongoing since January of 2018. The property owner was found guilty by the Code Compliance Special Master on February 26, 2018 and has been fined; however, the property owner has yet to clean the property up.

This is the first property in Citrus County cited under the Board of County Commissioners’ new ordinance. This ordinance gives Code Compliance more leverage to get neglected properties cleaned up quickly and encourages citizens to do the right thing in helping keep their neighborhoods clean, and property values up.

Suncoast Parkway 2 Construction and Lane Closure Updates

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2018

Florida Turnpike is advising of lane closures due to the Suncoast 2 construction project. US 98 eastbound and westbound in the vicinity of the Suncoast Parkway will see long-term single lane closures. One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic.  

Florida’s Turnpike is constructing the Suncoast Parkway 2, a four-lane toll facility that extends the existing Suncoast Parkway northward for 13 miles from US 98 in Hernando County to SR 44 in Citrus County. The project includes constructing full interchanges at US 98 and West Cardinal Street and a partial interchange at SR 44, one wildlife crossing and four wildlife culverts, 15 new bridges, two all-electronic tolling gantries and equipment buildings, and related drainage, lighting, highway signing, traffic signalization, guardrail and sidewalk. 

The Suncoast Trail, part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System, will also be extended from US 98 to SR 44, with a pedestrian overpass constructed over US 98. The cost for this project is approximately $135 million and it is expected to be completed in 2022. 


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