Media Release

County Animal Services on Alachua County Talks

Monday, October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

Alachua County Animal Services Director Vernon SawyerALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A new edition of Alachua County Talks, featuring an interview with Alachua County Animal Services Director Vernon Sawyer, premieres Monday, October 26, 2015, on Cox Channel 12 TV at 7:30 p.m. Sawyer discusses the challenges facing County Animal Services, as well as the division’s many accomplishments, and the rewards and responsibilities of pet ownership.

In speaking of the program Alachua County Talks host Mark Sexton said, “Vernon Sawyer has a wealth of experience and dedication to the animal services field. Through education, adoption, sheltering, enforcement, and the rescue of animals, Alachua County Animal Services is working to promote public safety for the welfare of citizens and animals alike."

View the Interview Online

For more information, visit Alachua County Animal Services or email

The latest editions of Alachua County Talks air on Cox Channel 12 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. every night except Thursday, and at 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. every day. Special or regular County Commission and Gainesville City Commission meetings may preempt any showing.

View the complete Channel 12 Schedule.

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For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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