FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2020

For more information, contact:
Brittney Carman
Community Relations Specialist
Office: 352-341-7486
Email: bcarman@sheriffcitrus.org

CHECK DONATION AND PLAQUE PRESENTATION

(Citrus County, FL) Tomorrow, August 28, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will be presented with a check donation and plaque from the American Rottweiler Club (ARC) for our efforts during the July 30th rescue of Buck the gentle giant.

CCSO’s very own Animal Control Officer Terry Funderburk who was on scene during the incident, as well as Animal Control Volunteer Don Eddy will be accepting this honor. In addition, Citrus County Fire Rescue will be in attendance to receive a separate donation and plaque from ARC.

The presentation is scheduled for noontime, out front of CCSO’s main operations located at 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Inverness, FL 34465.

To RSVP, please email Brittney Carman at bcarman@sheriffcitrus.org.

Original story –

A PIT-FUL ACCIDENT TURNS A JOYOUS END – Yesterday, our amazing Animal Control Officers (ACOs) worked diligently to rescue a large, senior Rottweiler that tumbled down an embankment into a 60-70 ft. deep pit off of Tram Rd. in Hernando.

The 11-year-old gentile giant, named Buck, was unable to lift himself out of the pit due to arthritis in his hips. Both Buck and his owner looked onward nervously and scared while CCSO’s ACOs and Citrus County Fire Rescue worked to rescue this big boy (and a big boy he was, just look at the photos!).

Buck and his owner soon went from frightened and afraid to happy and thankful as CCSO’s ACOs and Citrus County Fire Rescue’s efforts were a success! Members of the fire rescue team repelled down the embankment where Buck was placed on a large stretcher and safely pulled from the pit.

Per our ACOs, Buck is in high spirits and doing well.

We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who lent a hand in rescuing Buck. You not only protect and serve the citizens of Citrus County, but the precious animals here too!

1 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE. – INVERNESS, FLORIDA  34450-4968 PHONE (352)726-4488

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Dave Vincent, Captain Special Operations
352-249-2716, Work
352-422-4046, Cell
dvincent@sheriffcitrus.org
3549 Saunders Way
Lecanto, FL 34461

Lee Carey, Sergeant Special Operations
352-341-7459, Work
352-422-4516, Cell
lcarey@sheriffcitrus.org
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450

Brittney Carman, Community Relations Specialist
352-341-7486, Work
352-651-2014, Cell
bcarman@sheriffcitrus.org
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450

Jodi Sanders, Community Relations Specialist
352-341-7459, Work
jsanders@sheriffcitrus.org
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450