Volusia County launches animal abuse listing

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By HENRY FREDERICK
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DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County government launched an animal abuse listing Tuesday on the Animal Services page of the county’s website.

The purpose of the listing is to make shelters and other adoption agencies aware of someone’s criminal history as it relates to animals, an official for thr county said.

"The Animal Abuse listing will include public record information extracted from the Volusia County Clerk of Court's Case Management System and the Volusia County Corrections Division," Volusia County spokesman Kevin A. Captain told Headline Surfer "and include those who have been convicted of misdemeanor or felony crime involving animal cruelty in the previous 10 years."

"The Animal Abuse listing will include public record information extracted from the Volusia County Clerk of Court's Case Management System and the Volusia County Corrections Division," Volusia County spokesman Kevin A. Captain told Headline Surfer "and include those who have been convicted of misdemeanor or felony crime involving animal cruelty in the previous 10 years."

For more information, please visit Volusia.org/animalcontrol or call Volusia County Animal Services Director Adam Leath at 386-248-1790, x 11398.

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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.