New Smyrna Beach animal control receives $500 grant for new equipment

Photo for Headline Surfer / A $500 grant has allowed New Smyrna Beach to purchase new equipment for its animal control services.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The animal control department at the City of New Smyrna Beach has received a $500 equipment grant from the Florida Animal Control Association for additional equipment to keep the public, officers and animals safe.

With the grant, the department received two new cat traps, tight space cat grab (EZ-Nabber), slip leashes, bite stick and quick draw collapsible net.

"The prior equipment that the animal control department had was rusty and falling apart," city spokeswoman Anna Hackett said. "The equipment was implemented immediately. The net has assisted with injured bird calls and the slip leashes have been distributed throughout the department for stray dog captures and the EZ-Nabber assisted in rescue of an injured cat. The new equipment has facilitated safer work for code enforcement personnel.

"The prior equipment that the animal control department had was rusty and falling apart," city spokeswoman Anna Hackett said. "The equipment was implemented immediately. The net has assisted with injured bird calls and the slip leashes have been distributed throughout the department for stray dog captures and the EZ- Nabber assisted in rescue of an injured cat. The new equipment has facilitated safer work for code enforcement personnel.

For more information, please visit the Florida Animal Control Association online at https://floridaanimalcontrol.org/about/ .

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.