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Oh Rats!

moldIs your building or your neighbor’s home starting to remind you of the movie Ratatouille, minus the five star cooking? Is mold or mildew taking over your walls? Rats can carry diseases like rabies and mold can lead to health problems such as asthma or in severe cases of exposure can cause fungal infections in your lungs.

Janet* recently called 2-1-1 with a serious problem. The mold in her home was so severe that her whole family was getting sick. ¬†2-1-1 was able to connect Janet with Code Enforcement to address her need, but we didn’t stop there. Through talking to Janet it appeared that the mold was due to repairs that needed to be made the exterior of her home, so we were able to connect her with a program with Central Florida Community Action Agency to help prevent further moisture from seeping in and creating more mold. Through further conversation we learned that her husband was a Veteran with the Navy, (more…)

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

DogsOutMemeIs there a stray dog or a bear wandering around your neighborhood? You’re in luck, 2-1-1 can get you connected to Marion County government services such as animal services and control. They can help relocate the bear to a safer place and match the dog up with a loving owner.

Did you know that right now there are over 60 dogs and 40 cats available (and even 2 horses) to adopt in Marion county? There are some eligibility requirements in order for you to adopt, so check those out before you head on down. No need to purchase a pet at a pet store because these loving and adorable pets would love to come live with you! If you lost your four legged friend, check out their Lost Pet Finder and check back frequently.

Of course, don’t forget to protect your pet by getting them vaccinated, licensed and chipped… all services that Marion County Animal Services can provide. Florida Teaching Zoo can also assist with pet vaccinations. Depending on your situation, 2-1-1 can even connect you with a resource to help you feed your dog.

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