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Caring for Florida’s neglected, unwanted horses

Mill Creek Farm is a retirement home for horses.  Located in Alachua, Florida, the farm has been a safe haven for retired, abused, neglected and unwanted horses since 1984.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports on the owner’s experiences of operating a 265 acre farm. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/LCMillCreekFarmRadio2Project.mp3]

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Update from the Clay County sheriff’s office

Clay County press release During a fly over on Wednesday around noon Clay County officials found these horses surrounded by rising water off of Sunnyside Drive in Middleburg. They could have moved to higher ground but would not do so on their own.  CCSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue …

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Marion county horse out of Triple Crown chase

The thoroughbred racehorse I’ll Have Another has dropped out of the Belmont Stakes this weekend. His trainer said earlier today he has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg. The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company sold I’ll Have Another earlier in 2011.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with company …

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Marion County pet owners to see new UF emergency clinic

A new pet emergency clinic will be opening in July as a collaborative effort between area veterinarians and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  UF Veterinary Hospitals chief of staff Dana Zimmel says they were approached by private practicioners with the opportunity to create this facility. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Zimmel1.mp3] The …

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Marion County rescued horses finding new homes

The Horse Protection Association of Florida is already finding homes for fourteen horses rescued in Marion County. Executive Director Morgan Silver says a number of suitable owners have already come forward. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Silver4.mp3] She says the organization rigorously screens potential adopters before releasing the horses to anyone.  These horses are in …

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Horse Park awaits news about funding

The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority has its funding in the balance of the state budget, which is making its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk for approval in the coming weeks. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Florida Horse Park Foundation Executive Director Summer Best about the economic impact the …

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Miniature horses help comfort patients in Gainesville

For those of us who have pets, we know how important they can be.  The connection of humans and animals includes some special horses in Gainesville.  When one of Gentle Carousel’s miniature therapy horses walks into a room to visit a  patient, there’s joy on the faces of the person …

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Camp Blanding ceremony gives send-off to engineer unit

A civil engineer response force is preparing for deployment to Qatar, and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says a gathering today at Camp Blanding will send the unit off. He says the members of the 202nd RED HORSE Deployment Engineer unit will focus on highly specialized training. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Tittle8.mp3] About …

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