Hernando Co Animal Services in FL is in the news again. If you need to get up to speed on this place, here is the lowlight reel:
Last week, a Hernando Co ACO impounded an injured, emaciated dog from an abandoned home in the middle of the night. The ACO left the suffering dog at the pound, failing to notify the vet of the animal’s urgent need for care. The dog was found dead the next morning. The sheriff’s office (which runs the pound) will investigate itself in the matter. The ACO remains on the job.
Also last week, an owner whose 2 dogs were impounded by Hernando Co says he was told by the pound that it would cost $350 to redeem them. The owner allegedly broke into the pound after hours and took his dogs home. He has been charged with commercial burglary and the pound told media outlets the redemption fee for the dogs would have been zero since this was their first impound. Somehow the owner misunderstood “no fee” to be “$350”. I guess.