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‘Furry Tails’ May Not Get Their Fairy Tale Endings

By on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: October 8, 2014 at 1:41 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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Alachua County Animal Services Receives New Agility Equipment from Girl Scout

By on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

A local Girl Scout donated agility equipment to Alachua County Animal Services. The equipment assists volunteers with training dogs in skills that make them more adoptable.

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Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.

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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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In The News: Canine Stem Cell Therapy, Neighbor’s Nosy Camera, Fatal Washington Landslide, Football Player in Coma

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

Crippled canines get new leash on life – Belleview Animal Hospital is providing a new opportunity to help crippled dogs using stem cell therapy. The process has been commonly used on horses but is relatively new on dogs. Gainesville Sun [...]

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Marion Group Seeks to Unleash Tethered Dogs

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

The Marion County commission will hear from a task force on tethering dogs, which will recommend prohibiting 24/7 and vacant lot tethering. The Marion County Human Society, heading up the effort, is targeting neglectful dog owners who leave their pets tied up outside for long periods of time.

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Manatee County Animal Shelter Quarantined, Four Dogs Euthanized Due to Disease

By on January 31st, 2014 | Last updated: January 31, 2014 at 9:25 am

Four dogs were euthanized and a Manatee County animal shelter was put under quarantine for a week due to canine parvovirus infections earlier this month.

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Gainesville Inmate Program Gives Man and Man’s Best Friend a Second Chance at Life

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

Proud adoptive families watched as their pets-to-be received AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates at the The Paws On Parole 30th Academy Graduation ceremony on Friday morning.

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In The News: gun violence hearing, dogs disappearing, blocks for biodiesel, Florida immigration reform

By on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Senate Hearing Focuses on Gun Violence – Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured in a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona, addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. The New York Times Dogs Disappearing in Dixie – Dogs are being [...]

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Grant helps Alachua county animal shelters reduce euthanasia

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

A Maddie’s Fund grant to Alachua County hopes to curb animal euthanization rates by 2015.

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