Tag Archives: animal shelters

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:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/Panleukopenia.mp3|titles=Panleukopenia]  

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Public awareness saving the lives of pets

Euthanasia numbers have dropped by 6,000 in the past 10 years.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, Animal Services are determined to see the pattern continue. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPEuthanasia.mp3] And nationally, 60% of dogs and 70% of cats brought into animal shelters are euthanized each year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, …

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Taking a nip out of the feral cat population

Free-roaming domestic cats are a problem in Alachua County. Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization offering free spay and neuter vaccines for unowned free-roaming community cats at the Alachua County Humane Society this Sunday. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Operation Catnip Director Shaye Olmstead about why feral cats make up a large portion …

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