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 email@example.com.
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3 FREE 5K Fun Run
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3 Historical Trolley Tour
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6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
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Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.