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 […]

Man accuses FWC of giving back illegal bear killed during bear hunt

Man accuses FWC of giving back illegal bear killed during bear hunt

Florida — Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said they will have to make some adjustments before the next bear hunt. This past weekend, Florida had its first bear hunt in 21 years, and it had to be shut down early because FWC underestimated the success of the hunt. According to officials, 3,778 bear-hunt […]

Teen had poisoned neighbor’s pet in the past

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Teen had poisoned neighbor’s pet in the past

Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 12170 Southwest 43rd street, after a woman reported that her dog had been poisoned. Susan Graham told deputies that she had taken her 10-year-old Jack Russell, Tinker, to an emergency animal treatment center when she found her dog sick and vomiting. She said that […]

FWC: Register for the 2016 Python Challenge

FWC: Register for the 2016 Python Challenge

  Official Press Release – Want to help conserve Florida’s unique Everglades ecosystem? Then sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™ competition and join the Florida Fish and Conservation Commission (FWC), the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. and partners to remove invasive Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida. Starting Thursday, Oct. […]

Dog dies after it was left in Humane Society van

Dog dies after it was left in Humane Society van

Ocala, Florida — The Humane Society of Marion County said that they are devastated over the death of one of their dogs that was left in a hot van. HSMC officials said, “As an organization that works so hard to preserve life, this is devastating to us.” On Friday, September 11, a person who was […]

Family dog bit on face by rattlesnake

Family dog bit on face by rattlesnake

Silver Springs, Florida — Imagine letting your pet outside to go to the bathroom, hearing a yelp, then finding your beloved family member motionless on the ground. That is exactly what happened to Mike Melody of Silver Springs. Melody, who has four inside dogs, let them outside around 4 p.m. on August 26, to do […]

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Family heartbroken after family pet found slain

Sparr, Florida — A family is grieving after the tragic loss of one of their two dogs. Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, said the last few days have been very traumatic for her family after they found that their pet dog, Ziek, had been shot dead. It has been especially devastating for her 5-year-old son, Easton. Parker […]

“Down the drain” animal rescue

“Down the drain” animal rescue

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook fan Ramon Gonzalez snapped several photos of the Davenport Fire Department and PCSO Animal Control Officer Kami Scarborough, as they attempted an animal rescue. They responded to the area after someone reported hearing a kitten meowing in the drainage system off of US Highway 17-92. They worked together as a […]

Open House: Low cost spay and neuter clinic

Open House: Low cost spay and neuter clinic

Saturday, April 25, 2015, Misfit Spay and Neuter Clinic is hosting an Open House event. The staff invites you to celebrate their long awaited, and highly needed plan of reducing the homeless pet euthanasia rates in central Florida. Open house will be held at 220 North Rockingham Avenue, Tavares, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

Firefighters saved 5 dogs from fire

Firefighters saved 5 dogs from fire

Ocklawaha, Florida — Friday, Firefighter Paramedics responded to a structure fire, located at 12361 Southeast 135th Court, Ocklawaha, and were able to save the family’s pets. Five dogs were pulled from the flames: Bingo, Shadow, Bear, Bo, and Buddy. All of the pets are recovering and doing well. According to reports, firefighters were on scene […]

Ex-employees come forward & inspection described as laughable after eagle poisoning

Ex-employees come forward & inspection described as laughable after eagle poisoning

[Last updated on February 19, 2015, at 9:32 p.m.] Correction: A previous version of this article stated “the animal shelter euthanizes anything under three pounds,” when it is actually two pounds. Also, the word “allegedly” was added before the word “poisoned.” Statements from Marion County Public Information Manager, Barbra Hernández, APR have also been included. […]

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a home and killed a child’s pet turtles. On Monday, a home in the 4800 block of Southwest 166th Loop was burglarized, at which time the thief stole some loose change from the son’s […]

FWC: Two cited for shooting at buck from vehicle

FWC: Two cited for shooting at buck from vehicle

Ocala, Florida — While patrolling the area of Forest Road 8 and Old Forest Road 573, FWC Officer, Washburn Wear, heard gunshots in the distance. As Officer Wear headed in the direction of the gunshots, he saw a vehicle with one headlight driving slowly toward him. When the driver spotted the FWC officer, the vehicle […]

More than 60 pit bulls rescued from two Florida homes

More than 60 pit bulls rescued from two Florida homes

Polk County — Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it was a bloody scene when they served search warrants on two home’s — one located at 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Fort Meade, Florida and the other at 880 L B Brown Avenue, Bartow, Florida — on October 22, 2014. Investigators […]

Halloween: National Kill a Pit Bull Day

Halloween: National Kill a Pit Bull Day

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received several e-mails asking if the Halloween National Kill-a-Pit-Bull Day is real. The answer is no. It was a poorly executed prank aimed at Slater, Missouri, councilman, Terry Jordan. In 2012, Jordan was responsible for creating a pet ordinance for that city. The ordinance namely targeted pit bulls. The […]

Dog saved woman from being hit by train

Dog saved woman from being hit by train

  Shirley, Massachusetts — It has been two years and four months since a dog named Lilly saved her drunken owner’s life after she passed out on top of railroad tracks just moments before impact. Christine Spain, 54, of Shirley, Massachusetts, is an alcoholic and says she also suffers from depression. Her son, Boston Police […]

Pit bull saves boys life from bees

Pit bull saves boys life from bees

  Oregon City, Oregon — A child, who was stung at least 24 times by a swarm of bees, says his dog is a hero. Jesse-Cole Shaver, 8, along with his older sister Jasmine and some friends were playing in the woods behind their home when one of the children stepped on a hollowed log. […]

Lionfish invasion; know the facts, not the myth

Lionfish invasion; know the facts, not the myth

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes at a June 18, 2014, meeting in Fort Myers that will help combat the Lionfish invasion in Florida waters. Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native wildlife and habitat. In 2013, the Lionfish was caught in Brevard County over […]