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Man Arrested For Holding Woman Hostage, Fatally Shooting 5 Dogs

By on May 29th, 2015 | Last updated: May 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who shot five dogs in the head. Investigators also determined the man held a woman hostage.

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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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In The News: Penn State Fraternity Suspended, Concealed Gun Bill Progresses, Florida Republican Primary Election Moved, App Recognizes Lost Dog Matches

By on March 18th, 2015 | Last updated: March 18, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Penn State fraternity suspended over alleged nude Facebook pictures – Penn State fraternity Kappa Delta Rho has been suspended for allegedly posting photos of women asleep, passed out or nude. CNN Jeff Brandes’ concealed carry gun bill moves through Senate […]

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Dog Supports Owner With Chronic Illness

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Justice, a young Great Dane, not only functions as a service dog but has the ability to detect illness and distress in the people around him. The dog was rescued by Fallin Turner, 17, who lives with scleroderma and Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and relies on Justice for both emotional and physical support.

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No-Kill Status In Sight For Alachua County Animal Services

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

Alachua County Animal Services has been working to reach no-kill status since 2001. Now, they’re only four percent away from their goal.

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Paws On Parole Graduate To Forever Home

By on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Paws on Parole is a prison-based training program that allows for women inmates to live and train with dogs for eight weeks. The dogs, taken from shelters, enter into this program to learn basic training, and to eventually, be adopted.

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Paws On Parole Looking To Continue Perfect Adoption Rate

By on October 25th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The Alachua County Animal Services and Florida Department of Corrections Work Camp is working together with this year’s “Hairy Pawter” dog academy to prepare a new group of house-trained dogs for homes.

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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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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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