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Alachua County will spend $2.5M in federal aid on a publicly-owned meat processing facility

The Alachua County Commission unanimously voted at a special meeting Tuesday to spend $2.5 million for a new United States Department of Agriculture-certified meat processing facility in Newberry. The $2.5 million is part of the $52.25 million in federal funds allocated to Alachua County through the American Rescue Plan Act, …

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The Tracks K-9 Club makes a splash with its third dog competition

Chris and Kim Hutchko developed a five-acre facility for dog competitions called the Tracks K-9 Club, which is an affiliate club of the professional organization Ultimate Air Dogs. Since retiring from the Bradenton Police Department last year, Chris Hutchko has devoted his time to competing two of his five dogs in water competitions while helping others train their own. He built the facility for personal training, but it has quickly become a club and now has almost 80 members.

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Veterinary shortage makes its way to North Central Florida

A typical pet owner can spend hundreds of dollars yearly on scheduled veterinary visits. The increased cost of vet services is due partly to a nationwide shortage of veterinarians that has made its way to North Central Florida. Area shelters and clinics are scarce or operate with limited personnel.

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