All posts by Cory Skeates


SPCA Florida Partners For Tri-Mega Adoption Event

Lakeland, FL— Mark your calendars! SPCA Florida has partnered with Polk County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Polk County for a Tri- Mega Adoption Event coming up Saturday, July 18th, from 10:00am-4:00pm. All three locations will offer animals at discounted prices. Three Hundred Fifty+ wonderful furry companions will be looking for their forever home – big dogs, small dogs, senior pets, adult cats, puppies and lots of kittens.

The adoption fee is just $20.00!  All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

SPCA Florida has partnered with Polk County Animal Control and Humane Society of Polk County to bring Polk County’s homeless animals together for this event.  Animals will be available for adoption at each shelter.

“This is a collaborative event, with one common cause – to reduce the number of homeless animals in Polk County and increase the number of lives saved,” said  SPCA Florida Executive Director, Shelley Thayer.

Temperatures checks, and masks are required. A numbering system will be implemented the day of the event at SPCA Florida to ensure social distancing for our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Sponsors who have made this event possible include, Geico Philanthropic Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc, Mr. Dan Fling, and Cat Depot.

For more information, or to find other ways to help homeless pets, please call (863) 577-4600.


About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida exists to eliminate animal suffering and engage the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. SPCA Florida will help and heal 70,000 dogs and cats through its McClurg Animal Medical Center and provide direct care for 6,500 animals through its Adoption Center this year. Ani-Meals, which provides food and medical care for animals of homebound families, helps thousands more dogs and cats each year.


Polk State College Offers SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certifications this Fall

We’re looking forward to beginning a remotely delivered SHRM CP/SCP exam prep course starting August 6th.  Due to the current health crisis this class will be offered via Zoom, but students will still be engaged and interactive within the course.

We had great success with the Spring SHRM running remotely and we anticipate the same level of success and engagement again!

SHRM CP & SHRM SCP – Fall 2020 Schedule

SHRM CP &  SHRM SCP - Fall 2020 Schedule


Fleetwing Has Received More KN95 Masks

KN95 masks immediately available in our Lakeland facility and more coming in.  Please see the website and forward to anyone you can think of.   My experience is that staff and many employers in Lakeland have set the minimum standard for employees to wear 3 layer mask in interfacing with the public.  For the record, the COVID-19 virus is an airborne particle of less than 30 microns.  The 3PLY mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from contracting the virus.   Only a 95 rating or above prevents particulates less than 30microns from being respirated.





LAKELAND, Fla. (July 2, 2020) – Customers who mailed a check or money order to Lakeland Electric over the past seven days will not see their payments posted to their utility accounts or posted to their bank account. Checks or money orders mailed to Lakeland Electric are processed by the Polk County Tax Collector, which was affected by a targeted computer virus on June 23. The computer virus delayed the payment file transfers to the utility. Payment file transfers to Lakeland Electric resumed today, and payments are estimated to be posted to customers’ utility accounts and bank accounts by Monday, July 6.

Checks and money orders represent about 35% of Lakeland Electric’s monthly payments. All cuts for non-payment have been suspended until July 5, and Lakeland Electric has suspended all late fees until October 1, 2020.

As customers head into the holiday weekend, they should be aware that their utility bill payment may not have been posted to their bank account. Lakeland Electric is working hard to update customer accounts quickly and accurately now that payment information is available.