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Alachua County Animal Services lowered the requirements necessary to foster kittens. The move was made to keep up with the anticipated growth of kitten populations at local kennels.
Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.
The University of Florida Small Animal Hospital has started research trials to develop a treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers. The debilitating disease often prevents the breed from becoming service dogs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo staff is scrambling to keep its animals warm as cool weather continues to sweep across the U.S.
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.