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Good Samaritans save a mother and her baby ducklings

// Ocala, Florida -- A local fireworks stand, which gives back to the community, gave back in a different way Friday...
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FWC approves bear hunting in certain areas & removal solutions for residents

// The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continued its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management at its meeting in...
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Investigation open after family pet slain

// Sparr, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation following the June 13 shooting of a family...
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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,...
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Dog thief caught

// Ocala, Florida -- A pit bull that was stolen from the Humane Society while they were attending an adoption event...
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Animal services reduces cat adoption fees

// Ocala, Florida -- Adopt a Shelter Cat Month does not start until June, but kitten season has already begun and Marion County...
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“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...
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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...
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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...
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Gag grouper season approaches for certain areas

// State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper...
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Eleventh Hour for Animals files complaint against UF

// Ocala, Florida -- "On Monday, Eleventh Hour For Animals filed a complaint with the USDA demanding a mandatory federal investigation...
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Where’s the beef?

// Ocala, Florida -- Cattle rancher Rufus Lomsby reported that someone made forcible entry to his cow pasture, located at 6000...
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Ocala photographer believes monkey was harmed by UF researchers

// Ocala, Florida -- Graham McGeorge has spent the last five years photographing a feral colony of Rhesus Macaques, a type...
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No more elephants for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®

// Ellenton, Florida -- The Feld Family, owners of Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

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

// Correction: A previous version of this article stated "the animal shelter euthanizes anything under three pounds," when it is actually...
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Plans move forward for bear hunting

// Florida -- In response to rapidly increasing conflicts and several incidents where bears seriously injured people, the Florida Fish and...
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Bald eagles allegedly poisoned after eating euthanized animals dumped at Marion County Baseline Landfill

  Ocala, Florida —The bald eagle—the symbol of our nation—which is protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, faces a new threat in...
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UF researches discovered rare virus in ticks thought to have vanished

// Gainesville, Florida — University of Florida researchers have discovered a rare virus that belongs to the family Arenaviridae. Some arenaviruses...
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FWC: Snook season to reopen for anglers

// Florida -- The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on February 1, 2015, in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland...
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Two arrested after assaulting teen; witnesses described them as trash

// Ocala, Florida -- Deputies responded to a mobile home park in Ocala, following reports of a male suspect assaulting a...