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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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Scare for some cats in Alachua County

Animal shelters are usually a place where stray animals can be dropped off and cared for. But what happens when the shelter becomes the place of danger? WUFT-FM’s Kevin Roberts has the story on a disease that caused a scare at the Alachua County animal shelter. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/Panleukopenia.mp3|titles=Panleukopenia]  

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Alachua County Humane Society needs help after theft

Last week’s burglary at the Alachua County Humane Society won’t stop the animal safe haven from operating. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Liana Charles has an update on the Humane Society’s condition. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ANIMALMIXDOWNFINAL.mp3]

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