COLUMBIA COUNTY/ LAKE CITY, FL – Yesterday morning at 11 am Commissioner Bucky Nash's hand-picked AnimalControl/Humane Society committee met. The task: come up with the amount of emergency funding necessary to keep the Lake City Humane Society in the animal control business for Columbiay, minus [...]
By Stew Lilker
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – For decades, Lake City/Columbia County Humane Society/animal control has been underfunded, out of sight and out of mind, and was a killing field which sent more dead dogs and cats to the dump in plastic garbage bags (per capita) than any other county in [...]
COLUMBIA COUNTY/ LAKE CITY, FL – Yesterday afternoon, the Lake City Humane Society of Columbia County announced it had been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the sterilization of its shelter animals prior to adoption.
The Petco Foundation grant will help to sterilize [...]
Commissioner Scarlet Frisina ponders the Animal Control/Humane Society Budget.
COLUMBIA COUNTY/ LAKE CITY, FL – Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 pm, the Committee: County Manager Ben Scott, Asst. Cnty. Manger Scott Ward, Commissioner Scarlet Frisina, Humane Society President Todd Sampson, and Animal[...]
Today was a landmark day for the homeless animals of Columbia County! Our efforts to create a safety path for every animal that enters our Animal Control facility over the course of the last six months have not gone unnoticed. Two of the world's most renowned Shelter Medicine experts, along with a [...]
Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.