Sarasota News Leader

09/20/2013

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CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH Save Our Seabirds has won a clean bill of health from inspectors. Photo by Norman Schimmel INSPECTORS FIND NO PROBLEMS AT SAVE OUR SEABIRDS By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor Former volunteers and staffers this summer mously to have staffers and state regulators charged Save Our Seabirds (SOS), the Sara- conduct a new round of visits at the SOS site sota nonprofit that rescues, rehabilitates and on Ken Thompson Parkway and to compile releases injured birds, with a wide range of any past inspections for review. Two days afmisdeeds. The organization was improperly ter the city meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife housing birds, euthanizing them unnecessarily Conservation Commission Inspecting Officer and operating without Lar Gregory toured the proper licensing, SOS and found the they said. But a new This is a great example of city site in "overall good round of inspections, government working properly for the condition with all ordered by the Sara- public. Foremost the birds are much pools clean, adequate sota City Commission, better off and the public benefits from the perching and encloshows everything is in forced improvements sure safe for birds," fact hunky-dory. according to a report Greg Para Former Volunteer submitted to the city. In July, the City ComSave Our Seabirds Gregory wrote that mission voted unani-

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