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Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no fault of his own, and has tallied 215 days in the shelter’s care. Orange County Animal Services is turning to the community for assistance with a plea to help Tonka land his forever home in time for the holidays.

Tonka’s story begins back in April, when Animal Services responded to a call for assistance due to a dog being reportedly abandoned in the backyard of a Conway area home. The responding Animal Services Officer made contact with Tonka’s owner, who no longer lived at the property. The owner had moved and was struggling to find housing for the dog, ultimately opting to surrender the dog during that interaction.

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Orange County Utilities Recognized with J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

Orange County Utilities provides a safe and reliable water supply for over 150,000 residential and commercial customers and has been ranked No. 1 in...

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Clearing Up Confusion about Types of COVID-19 Testing

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating locations throughout the County each week to offer free COVID-19 testing to all...

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Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings

It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck speeding through school crossings with students nearby. Based on complaints from parents and school officials, Orange...

Community & Services

Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings

It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck speeding through school crossings with students nearby. Based on complaints from parents and school officials, Orange County Public Works Traffic Engineering Division recently conducted evaluations at...

Local CARES Act Funding Helps Feed Orange County Families

Food insecurity in Central Florida is estimated to be at a historic high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly one in five residents having trouble accessing healthy and nourishing food.

Orange County Government has...

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Valencia College Student Presented with Orange County Appreciation Award for COVID-19 Testing Volunteer Work

Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orange County Health Services Department recently presented 20-year-old Cesar Londoño-Jaimes with a volunteer award in appreciation for his commitment to serving Orange County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Londoño-Jaimes, a mechanical engineering student at Valencia College, reached out to his aunt, Daniella Sullivan, and asked if he could help with...

Public Health & Safety

Photo of dog Tonka, who needs adopting

Orange County Animal Services Seeks Forever Home for Tonka

Tonka (A450668) was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services on April 15, 2020. Since then, he has been adopted and returned twice, through no fault of his own, and has tallied 215 days in...

A medical professional sticking a cotton swab into a test tube

Clearing Up Confusion about Types of COVID-19 Testing

Since late April 2020, Orange County Health Services has been rotating locations throughout the County each week to offer free COVID-19 testing to all of its residents. In fact, a variety of testing options have become available nationwide, but given these options, how do you know which test is right for you?

Two kinds of...

Serving up Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires continue to be the number one cause of house fires and home fire injuries. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue joins the National Fire Prevention Association and departments across the nation to highlight National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10, 2020) in sharing tips to help minimize the potential for fire...

Business

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Orange County Utilities Recognized with J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

Orange County Utilities provides a safe and reliable water supply for over 150,000 residential and commercial customers and has been ranked No. 1 in...

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2020 Virtual Florida Simulation Summit: Three Things You Need to Know

The annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic...

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Pink Engines Ignite Buzz: Orange County Fire Rescue Rolls Out Specialty Units in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The presence of a pink fire engine has become a traditional sighting across Central Florida for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Orlando Health’s parade of pink...