Home / Animals (page 26)

Animals

The Psychology of Hoarders

With the cat-hoarding case at the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs, hoarding is getting new attention as a disorder. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Hoarding Wrap.mp3]

Read More »

500 cats rescued from High Springs cat sanctuary

More than 500 cats have been rescued from a cat sanctuary in High Springs… National organizations were called in to help with this operation and WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with the Division Director for Alachua County Animal Services, David Flagler, who says the bulk of these cats were living in …

Read More »

Keeping bears at bay

Residents in Clay County are on the lookout for two black bears that are roaming the neighborhood. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission public information Coordinator Karen Parker says in order for the bears to go back to where they came from residents must stop making it easy for the …

Read More »

Keep pets in mind on hot days

With temperatures reaching the 90’s today pet owners need to be careful about leaving animals in cars. Alachua County Animal Services Director David Flagler says this is an area of concern in Florida in particular. “Being away for any length of time, still sets up the condition to where the …

Read More »

Horse virus outbreak has local farm owners watching

One Jonesville horse farm is dealing with a virus that’s currently plaguing the Northwestern United States. University of Florida Veterinary General Medicine Chief Rob MacKay says complications with Equine Herpes Virus-1 can often be fatal to horses. “Instead of having cold like symptoms- upper respiratory symptoms- instead of having those …

Read More »

Pit bull killed after it attached a K-9 with ACSO

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies fatally shot a pit bull, after the dog attacked a police K-9 while following a suspect on Sunday. Deputies were pursuing 24-year-old Tracy Kennedy when the pit bull started biting the police K-9 on the throat. ACSO Spokesman Todd Kelly says Kennedy’s is to blame for …

Read More »

Sheriff gets recognition for looking out for animals

Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and her Rural Services Unit will be awarded for the implementation of an animal protection unit this Saturday. Both were nominated by the Neighbor’s Equine Assistance Team founder, Adrienne Hudson. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Todd Kelly says, Darnell is well deserving of the award. …

Read More »

Exotic pets taking toll on Florida’s wild spaces

Lion Fish, Burmese Pythons and parakeets…Oh My! Exotic pets that are released into Florida’s environment are wreaking havoc on their surroundings and researchers at the University of Florida say this problem is avoidable. In a free brochure written by experts at UF’s Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, procedures for turning …

Read More »