Stand with Victims of Domestic Violence by saying “Not in My Town”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the members of the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office are partnering with Abuse Counseling and Treatment Centers (ACT) to bring awareness to the community regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking through their “Not In My Town!” campaign. Victims of Domestic Violence have painted […]

North Carolina man wanted for absconding on domestic charges arrested locally

On April 2, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Hendry County Deputies responded to 161 Martin St., LaBelle after receiving a call for assistance from someone who had witnessed a man shouting and later strike a pregnant woman. It was believed the suspect was barricaded in the residence. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with a witness […]

Helping pets and their owners escape domestic violence

When survivors of domestic violence start to think about how to escape from their abusive situations, they’re often faced with a difficult decision regarding their beloved pets. Staggering statistics say that 71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to […]