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Neighbors of Cat sanctuary in High Springs question permit revocation

Residents nearby the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary, whose permit was revoked Tuesday, are questioning the health department’s inspections of the property. The sanctuary had nearly 700 cats taken away last month due to various health code violations. Nearby residents have sent emails to the county questioning if previous inspections were …

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Panther hit and killed in South Florida

A 1-year-old male panther was found dead in the Immokalee area on Monday after being hit by a vehicle. Mark Lotz, a panther biologist from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, says this occurance is fairly common. Scientists estimate only 160 Florida panthers still remain in the wild [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Lotz1.mp3]

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Gators escape alligator farm in Citrus County

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 17 alligators escaped from an alligator farm in Hernando in Citrus County. FWC Investigator, Jim Smith, received a call from the local nuisance-alligator trapper saying his agent had captured eighy 4-to-6-foot alligators over four days in a housing development with no nearby …

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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]

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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