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Paws on parole

Six dogs from Alachua County Animal Services were adopted into new families and loving homes on Friday. But unlike other shelter dogs, people have been lining up for two months to adopt them. WUFT-TV’s Emily Burris has more on the very special training program, which gives these pooches a second …

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Pet therapy gives patients normalcy in hospital setting

Four-legged and furry may not be what one thinks of as attributes of a medical team member when recovering from a malady, but therapy dogs can have a big impact in the healing process. Pets like Georgia, an 11-year-old yellow Lab, can help give patients something to focus on other than being sick.

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Alachua County Animal Services celebrates 3 Humane Society Awards

One year after the organization saved 700 cats from Haven Acres and prosecuted the abusers, Alachua County Animal Services was awarded with the 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards. HSUS Florida State Director Kate MacFall says it was all due to the admirable way the situation was handled. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/macfall1.mp3] The rescue project …

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Caring for Florida’s neglected, unwanted horses

Mill Creek Farm is a retirement home for horses.  Located in Alachua, Florida, the farm has been a safe haven for retired, abused, neglected and unwanted horses since 1984.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports on the owner’s experiences of operating a 265 acre farm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/LCMillCreekFarmRadio2Project.mp3]

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