This week, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control responded Towering Pines Drive in Lakeland, in reference to a fight between a dog and a raccoon.  The owner of the dachshund separated the two animals and confined the raccoon until Animal Control responded and took it into custody. The raccoon wasContinue Reading


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the ninth positive rabies case in Polk County for the year. On Monday, November 11, 2019, PCSO received a call from a resident in southeast Bartow whose two dogs had cornered a raccoon in her backyard.Continue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has issued a rabies alert. This is in response to an owned animal being exposed to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies. All residents and visitors in the Meadow Pointe area of Wesley Chapel should be aware that rabies is presentContinue Reading