Tag: St. Louis County Health Department

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]

Upcoming solar eclipse prompts concern over eye safety

St. Louis, MO – August 21, 2017 is a thrilling occasion for American skywatchers, as they will be treated to the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades, says a press release sent out by St. Louis County Health Department officials. As excitement for the event grows and crowds flock to the St. Louis area to view the celestial sight, concern over proper eye safety has become an active […]