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 covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.