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Santa Rosa staff appreciated quick adoption work

Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech was moved Monday morning at the committee meeting as the board heard from county staff who praised the state and local community for helping find homes for the approximately 70 dogs rescued from a home in Gulf Breeze the week of February. twenty-one

“The moral of this story is that Santa Rosa County staff came together to make sure these animals were removed from deplorable conditions and can now find their forever homes,” said Tom Lloyd, chief of emergency management operations.

As Piech took the microphone, he needed a moment to collect himself before thanking the community members who helped work the case, several of whom were in the audience.

“That’s the way to do it,” Piech said. “I don’t think this would have been possible several years ago. But all of you, right there, took this and made it happen. And I’m so proud of all of you in this community for what you did.”

Veterinarian Megan Arevalo, director of Santa Rosa County Animal Services, gives treats to dogs in the animal shelter's care on Feb. 17.

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County officials have given little information on how the dogs came to be in their possession, other than to say that a community member sought help after feeling “overwhelmed.”

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