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Costs of ambulance rides, pet licenses could increase in Pinellas

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Fees for ambulance service and pet licenses could go up in the next fiscal year under a recommendation prepared by Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard. Woodard made his recommendations for changes in fees charged for county services during a workshop Tuesday. His recommendations would not become final until the 2016-17 budget is passed in September. If they pass, they will go into effect Oct. 1. Under Woodard’s proposal, the fee for ambulance services would see at least three changes. Emergency…

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Pinellas County looking out for its pets this Halloween

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Halloween’s a blast. We all know that. It used to just be for kids, but now everyone grabs some jollies this time of year. Who doesn’t love to dress up and pretend like they’e someone they’re not, but, deep down, wish they always were? Better yet, who, with pets, doesn’t love to dress those little furry suckers up for Halloween and snap a few shots for the Book, or the Gram? Also, and at the risk of sounding like a…

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Pinellas County paying more attention to its pets

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“It’s been a really great year for animals in Pinellas County.” Those were the words of the Humane Society of Pinellas’ executive director, Sarah Brown, during her October 6 address to county commissioners — their first regular meeting of the month. Brown was speaking  in support of the commission’s proposed new amendments to the County Code’s Animal Services chapter. If approved, the amendments will establish a classification and penalties for “irresponsible pet owners,” and permit Pinellas’ Animal Services to issue…

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