“The most American thing I’ve seen today”

“The most American thing I’ve seen today”

An Ocala resident noticed two bald eagles mating in her backyard Friday and was able to capture a photo without disturbing them. “This is the most American thing I’ve seen today,” Fran Robins told Ocala Post. Robins, who lives in the 5100 block of Northeast 25th Avenue said that the two lovebirds have been in […]

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in which the caller reported that there was a foul smell coming from the residence. […]

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

FWC – Today, spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season begins. The two-day sports season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. This economically important season generates more than $1 million through […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

Dog was sold to help pay for funeral then stolen back

An Ocala woman was arrested after she snatched a dog from its owner and fled the area. Police say, Colby Parsons, the brother of Tara Mae Swindle, A.K.A Tara Parsons, died and the family could not afford to pay for his funeral. According to reports, the girlfriend of the deceased sold a Chihuahua, which originally […]

Marion County Animal Center, Neuter Commuter, routine closure

Marion County Animal Center, Neuter Commuter, routine closure

The Marion County Animal Center and the Neuter Commuter will be closing for quarterly cleaning, training, and maintenance. They will close on April 26, and reopen on April 29. The Neuter Commuter will re-open on May 4. While closed, anyone looking for a lost pet can view stray animals online at http://www.marioncountyfl.org/animalservices. Residents who wish […]

Confirmed: Suphan cobra on the loose in Ocala

Confirmed: Suphan cobra on the loose in Ocala

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed that search efforts are underway for a missing suphan cobra in the vicinity of the 900 block of Northeast 9th Street, Ocala. According to a FWC press release, residents in the area, especially if walking a pet, should use caution until the snake is captured. FWC […]

Ocala woman will appear on Judge Judy

Ocala woman will appear on Judge Judy

Ocala resident Kimberly Parker will appear on Judge Judy today to duke it out with another resident, Sarah Albers. Parker says anyone who has purchased a puppy from Albers might be interested in watching the show. It is scheduled to air today at 4:30 p.m., on Fox 35. More information will be available after the show […]

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

[Last updated on November 30, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.] UPDATE – Nov. 30, 1:36 a.m. The dog was located and is currently being treated at UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Ocala. Ocala Post spoke with UF, however, citing confidentiality laws they refused to provide any information about the dog’s condition. UPDATE – Nov. 30, 2:45 p.m. On Wednesday, the […]

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was fatally shot Tuesday evening while chasing down an armed suspect who had fled and fired at deputies in Deltona. K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital following the shooting. He passed away shortly after arrival. According to a press release, Forrest was shot at about 7:16 p.m. near […]

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Woman thought noises were from an intruder

Marion County — A woman snapped pictures of a mother bear and her cubs as they played right outside her door. Charlene D. said that she was inside her home when she heard loud noises outside. “At first I thought it was an intruder,” Charlene said. However, the noises were not from an intruder at all. Charlene […]

FWC: Bear hunting postponed for 2016

FWC: Bear hunting postponed for 2016

Florida — Today, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt objective set for 2016, and the Commission could consider future bear hunting in 2017. Nick Wiley, FWC […]

Former game show host, Bob Barker, helps local animal sanctuary

Former game show host, Bob Barker, helps local animal sanctuary

    Ocala, Florida — Forest Animal Rescue will immediately start construction on the Bob Barker Animal Care Building, thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the former game show host himself. The grant comes from Barker through the DJ&T foundation. The DJ&T Foundation was named after Barker’s late wife, Dorothy Jo, and his mother, Tilly. The building […]

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Hunting dogs found dead in Ocala National Forest

Marion County — Authorities are still investigating the deaths of three hunting dogs that were found deceased in the Ocala National Forest this week. According to reports, the dogs were discarded like trash on U.S. Forest Land just inside of the Marion County line. The jurisdiction falls under the Unites States Forest Service. Authorities said all […]

Pet photos with Santa

Pet photos with Santa

Ocala, Florida — Grab the purr-fect or fetching pet photo of the year during Pet Photos with Santa sponsored by UF Pet Emergency Services at Paddock Mall, Marion County’s only climate-controlled family friendly shopping destination. Pet Photos are hosted during regular mall hours and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove […]

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