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By Roberta Fiorito on November 27th, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am
Alachua County Animal Services is urging people to foster animals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Already more than two dozen animals over capacity, ACAS will need to begin euthanasia if foster owners are not found.
By Norman Galang on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Local animal shelters have developed stricter adoption methods to prevent indecisive pet owners from returning their animals, which causes a strain on the organizations and increases the likeliness of unwanted pets being euthanized.
By Michaela Bisienere on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm
Two-year-old Rainer received her first extreme home makeover, with renovations costing $350,000. Her new space is 70 feet in length, complete with rope courses, trees and tunnels.
By Taylor Widom on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: November 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm
Alachua County Animal Services has exceeded maximum capacity. Despite creative efforts to find permanent homes for long-term residents, the shelter’s no-kill goal for the year may not be possible.
By Christine Casey on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am
The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.
By Alyssa Fisher on January 28th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo staff is scrambling to keep its animals warm as cool weather continues to sweep across the U.S.
By Dana Lewin on August 8th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm
Investigators are now confident a deadly cat virus that closed the Alachua County animal facilities is now neutralized. The deadly cat virus, Panleukopenia was found last week, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dana Lewin reports, the shelter is back and business.
By Kevin Roberts on August 1st, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm
Animal shelters are usually a place where stray animals can be dropped off and cared for. But what happens when the shelter becomes the place of danger? WUFT-FM’s Kevin Roberts has the story on a disease that caused a scare […]
By Kelsey Diaz on March 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm
A University of Florida veterinary training program is playing host to a conference this weekend on animal hoarding. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kelsey Diaz explains what animal health professionals are doing to handle this issue.