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    A Summerfield woman who boards horses for other people said someone killed a 7-year-old female quarter horse. According to the woman, when she had fed the horses on May 28 all horses were accounted for. However, when she went to...
    Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are events held periodically around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free of charge with no penalties. Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are free and everyone is welcome to...
    Twelve men and one woman were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at a cock-fighting event in Frostproof. Deputies had been tipped-off regarding a large crowd attending a possible cock-fight event at 1940 West...
    Scientists are now rushing to try and figure out what other species of animals could possibly become infected with COVID-19 after a Brox Zoo Malayan tiger named Nadia tested positive Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the case to...
    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the area within the following boundaries: Northwest Highway 320 to the north • West Highway 326 to the south Interstate 75 to the east County Road...
    There have been dozens of posts in regards to hand sanitizer(s) and pets. In one post, Judith David, wrote, "PET OWNERS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HAND SANITIZER HAS THE SAME INGREDIENTS AS ANTIFREEZE. DON’T LET ANIMALS LICK IT OFF YOUR HANDS IT...
    This event listing was made possible by AGM Roofing & Tree Service. Craft beer and charity come together Saturday, March 21st in historic downtown Sanford with the 9th annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival to benefit Dolly’s Foundation and...
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 12-year-old boy after he tied a dog to a tree and tortured it. Christopher Alveraz-Murillo has been charged with one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty. According to a press release, while repairing a...
    Five men were issued a notice to appear and cited after they were caught hunting in Silver Springs State Park. Officer Michael Rice with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on patrol in Marion County traveling west on State Road...
    Bat maternity season is almost here, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to check their homes and other structures for bats and seal potential entry points. Are there cracks in your chimney...
    Grandpa got ran over by a deer, literally, and surveillance video captured the entire incident. On Facebook, Ken Worthy wrote, "Many of you have heard about this now you get to see it. Last Wednesday (1/22/2020) at about 12:30 in...
    Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over...
    A beluga whale was recorded playing with a rugby ball being tossed by a group of people on a boat. The footage was recorded by Alon Kowen, who captioned it: "Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of Florida’s native turtles from the wild and selling them illegally in multiple counties in Florida, with final destinations in international markets. These charges...
    Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. You can log (Step 1) your harvest using a paper deer harvest log and report (Step 2) online. Hunters still have the option to log...
    A Florida man wanted for the murder of Peggy Schiering, 80, and sexually assaulting and kidnapping an 18-year-old, has been captured. On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Atlanta Police Department arrested 30-year-old Taiwan Blandin of Frostproof for Carjacking, Escape, Aggravated...
      The Florida couple, Edmond and Gloria Lancaster, who visited a truck top petting zoo have been charged with Criminal Trespassing and Violation of Leash Laws. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office officials said, after watching a truck stop surveillance video,  the couple's...
    Belleview, Florida — The Marion County School Board hired a pest control company and will need to pay an additional $18,000 on top of the $30,000 already spent to remove bats from Belleview High School. The bats began congregating at...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that might attract these animals. In the fall, Florida black bears begin preparing for the winter by...
    With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your home. Well, on Tuesday, that is exactly what happened to one woman and her little boy. At...