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Animal Services Reports Record 92% Live Release Rate for May

May 28, 2015

Animal Services is pleased to report a record live release rate for month of May. The Empty the Shelter – Fill your Heart challenge resulted in a 92 percent live release rate from May 1 to May 28. That’s 437 pet adoptions! “The high adoption number is an incredible accomplishment for our community, but even with this good news, we just received 95 dogs and 48 cats that also need a [more]

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HPD’s Canine Team Earns Top Dog Award at Regional Field Competition

May 20, 2015

One of the Huntsville Police Department’s Canine teams took top honors at the United States Police Canine Association’s 2015 regional field trials in April. Axle, and his partner, Officer Chad Schrader, brought home the Top Dog Combined Patrol and Narcotics Cup. Considered one of the most difficult awards to win, the cup encompasses high scores in both patrol work and narcotics detection. Axle scored 845.5 out of a possible 900 [more]

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Healthy Huntsville Presents Four Action Events in One Super Saturday in the Park

May 6, 2015

The Healthy Huntsville activity season kicks off May 16th with Super Saturday in Big Spring Park. This year, Super Saturday will feature four free events rolled into one big action-oriented day. The City is closing Church Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give everyone room to roam and keep participants in motion. Fitness professionals will offer free classes at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. It’s a great time [more]

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Huntsville Police Named 2015 Model Agency for School Resource Officer Program

May 6, 2015

The Huntsville Police Department has been notified it is the 2015 recipient of the Model Agency Award by the National Association of School Resource Officers. The Model Agency award is presented to agencies that exemplify NASRO’s best practices. These practices are designed to ensure professional service to the school community and creative and innovative approach to school based policing, according to NASRO. “Although we had many worth nominations, your agency’s tremendous [more]

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