A July 3 inspection report describes the facility as “in overall good condition with all pools clean, adequate perching and enclosures safe for the birds.”
The only discrepancy noted in the report was the need for additional shelter for some larger birds during heavy rains.
After former SOS volunteers and a former employee raised allegations at the July 1 Sarasota City Commission meeting, and the commission directed city staff to gather all reports, including complaints, about the facility, from the FWC, FWS and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office from the last five years.
The volunteers and employee alleged that they witnessed rats kill or maim birds and that the facilities are inadequate.
For more information, pick up a July 11 copy of the Longboat Observer.
Contact Robin Hartill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
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24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.