Animals

Free pet care clinic to close temporarily

The last day for the St. Francis Pet Care Clinic will be next Tuesday.  The organizers of the clinic which has served the pets of the homeless and low income residents in the Gainesville area hope to soon relocate.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/petcarewrapvalencia.mp3]

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Dogs attack, kill cats in town of Hawthorne

This year it seems many cats in Alachua County have fallen victim to attacks or neglect. Earlier this summer there was the Haven Acres incident in High Springs where almost 700 cats were seized.  The owners of Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary were arrested on 35counts of animal cruelty charges.  Florida’s …

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Cat sanctuary owners arrested

The owners of Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs are arrested on 35 counts of animal cruelty charges stemming from the June 7th seizure of 697 felines from the facility. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Alachua County animal services director David Flagler about the arrest of Steve and Pennie …

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Cat sanctuary owners arrested in Alachua County

The owners of the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs have been arrested, and face third degree felony charges of animal cruelty.  More than 600 cats were in their facility, when local animal control workers and the U.S. humane society took the cats from there in June.  Details of …

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Cats cared for, may be ready for adoption in Alachua County

There are around 635 cats who made it out alive of an Alachua County sanctuary, in what authorities said was the largest cat hoarding case in the United States. In June almost 700 cats were seized from Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs Forida, they are now being sheltered at warehouses in Gainesville. And as Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM'S Jessica Becerra reports it's hoped they will be adopted soon.

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Local non-profit group looking for good homes for labs

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is trying to increase it’s Gainesville presence. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, the nonprofit organization is hard at work saving the lives of labradors in the area. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPlabs.mp3]

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Animals keeping cool at the Santa Fe zoo

As everyone must cope with the summer heat, a local zoo is helping their animals stay hydrated. Santa Fe Teaching Zoo provides air-conditioned rooms as well as sprinkler and misting devices to cool off certain animals not accustomed to the extreme heat. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story.

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Tips to avoid alligator encounters

More than one million alligators currently live in Florida. During the summer months, many visitors to waterways and state parks find themselves in close encounters with gators…..often times ending in tragic results. Harry Dutton is the Alligator Management Coordinator for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Dutton talked …

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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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