Lost Dog in LaBelle

When cancer hits a family you ask yourself why. You hope it’s a bad nightmare you can wake up from. The next morning it floods your thoughts. Sometimes dealing with this horrible disease gives us different options. Then there are times when the disease is so advanced that it appears without knowing. This happened to […]

Floridians advised to watch out for panthers

While two new litters of three Florida panther kittens each have been reported so far in 2018, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), mortality among the endangered species also grew, with three deaths during the past two months pushing the toll to 18 for the year. The latest casualties were discovered […]

Important alligator safety advice

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

Inspiring LaBelle – One pet photo at a time

“I originally started volunteering at the Caloosa Humane Society in 2010. That’s where my love for photographing abandoned animals began,” says Tricia Boone. When a conversation starts with an opening line like that you know it’s going to be a tear jerker! Tricia, an avid animal lover, says that she felt a connection to animals […]

The pros and cons of changing Animal Controls impound policy

Doug Morgan, Animal Control Supervisor, explains the proposed change of LaBelle’s impoundment policy from a five-day stray hold to a three day stay hold to match Hendry County’s newly revised ordinance in response to opposition from animal advocates. Doug told commissioners the five days hold time is not five days. Stray hold for animals do […]

LaBelle Commissioners discuss alcohol sales, impound times

The City of LaBelle Commission meeting was held Thursday, October 12. Ron Zimmerly opened the meeting with a prayer. Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances, and Citizens Concerns • Special Event Permit Davis Maus Nissan Tent Sale in the Walmart parking lot passes 5-0. • Special Exception Review Caloosa Baptist Church to continue use of buildings for […]