Tag Archives: animals

New iPhone App Aims To Prevent Big Cat Abuse

By on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 4:06 pm

A new app called Tiger Selfie hopes to educate people about the abuse big cats endure and discourage people from paying breeders who sell tiger photographs. Fifty percent of proceeds from the app will go to wildlife sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue.

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Alachua County Animal Services Changes Policies For Foster Parents

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

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.

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Workshop Sparks Debate on Dangers of Burmese Pythons

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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.

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Guard Dog To Service Dog: Study Looks At Doberman Health

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 8:05 am

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.

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Alachua County Animal Services Over Capacity For Thanksgiving

By 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.

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Local Animal Shelters Have Developed Stricter Adoption Methods

By 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.

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Santa Fe Apes Get a New Home

By 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.

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‘Furry Tails’ May Not Get Their Fairy Tale Endings

By 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.

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Marion County Bans 24/7 Tethering Of Dogs

By 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.

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Santa Fe Zoo Animals Get Heaters, Blankets For Cold Weather

By 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.

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