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 […]

Pit bull theft suspect arrested

Pit bull theft suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — On June 16, 2014, Adrian Anderson, 22, of Ocala was charged with Burglary and Grand theft. This case started on On Monday, June 10, 2014, when 17 pit bulls – two adult females – and 15 puppies – were stolen from a yard in the 7600 block of NW 49th Avenue. The […]

Shots fired into Ocala home;pit bull puppies stolen

Shots fired into Ocala home;pit bull puppies stolen

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, someone drove by the home where 17 pit bulls puppies were stolen on Monday, and fired several shots into the home. Bullets zipped through the home, hitting Taegren Jones, 31, in the hand and Taegren Jones Jr., 3, in the forearm as they […]

Pit bull bandit strikes again

Pit bull bandit strikes again

Ocala, Florida — Authorities are now issuing an alert to all Marion County residents in regards to pit bull puppies. On Monday, June 10, 2014, 17 more pit bull puppies were stolen from a yard in the 7600 block of NW 49th Avenue. The victim told deputies that she left her home around 8 p.m. […]

Ocala man pulls police dogs tail

Ocala man pulls police dogs tail

Ocala, Florida — On June 1, 2014, Ocala Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call from an anonymous caller in regards to a man having approached her asking for help. The caller told dispatch that the man had exited the woods in the area of the 300 block of NW 10th street, at the railroad […]

Five newborn puppies stolen from Ocala home

Five newborn puppies stolen from Ocala home

Ocala, Florida — Five pit bull puppies that were stolen from an Ocala home and away from their mom last week, are still missing. On May 21, 2014, Matthew Layfield and Ashley Ann left their home at approximately 1:30 p.m. When they returned at approximately 4:30 p.m., they found their home had been burglarized. The […]

A pit bull defends his home from a burglar

A pit bull defends his home from a burglar

Deltona, Florida — A pit bull in Volusia County literally took a bite out of crime while defending his home and sleeping owner. At approximately 4:30 a.m., a man was awakened by a loud crash and the sound of his pit bull barking. The 24-year-old jumped out of bed and ran into the front room […]

Puppies Rescued From 123 Degree Car

Puppies Rescued From 123 Degree Car

Palm Beach, Florida — Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Wellington Mall, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington in regards to animal cruelty. According to deputies, a good Samaritan noticed two puppies that were left in a vehicle parked at Wellington Green Mall inside a black SUV, for over 35 minutes. The Samaritan notified […]

But First…Let Me Take A Selfie

But First…Let Me Take A Selfie

Palm Harbor, Florida — Brian Genest, 17, was visiting Chestnut Park with his mom, Paula Genest, in Palm Harbor, Florida when he saw a squirrel on the hand rail of the wooden walk way. Genest approached the squirrel in hopes of capturing a few close up pictures. Genest said when he got close enough to […]

Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Ocala, Florida — On April 27, 2014, Ocala Police Officers Wabbersen and Drawdy responded to the 1100 block of NE 13th Street in reference to a domestic dispute and beating of a dog. Callers reported hearing lots of screaming and a dog yelping coming from inside a residence. Upon arrival, a group of neighbors were […]

Marion County – Ocala Rabies Alert For April 16, 2014

Marion County – Ocala Rabies Alert For April 16, 2014

  Ocala, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the downtown Ocala area of Marion County. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on April 16, 2014. All Marion County residents and visitors should be aware that rabies is present in the wild […]