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Alachua County Animal Services has been working to reach no-kill status since 2001. Now, they’re only four percent away from their goal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.
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.
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.