Many people regard Ocala Florida as the horse capital of the world. Horses are raised there both domestically and for racing purposes. While many people are used to gathering around the TV to watch the big races, what goes on behind the scenes? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett went out to the farm of one of the premier Ocala owners to take a look.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ocalahorses.mp3]
Plenty of Pit Bulls, a Gainesville nonprofit organization that specializes in placing at-risk shelter dogs in foster care, is looking for volunteers to provide homes for its rescued dogs. The group is hosting a fundraising event Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Co., located at 1220 SE Veitch St. All proceeds go toward the dogs’ medical care and other needs.