INTERACTIVE: 220 escaped animals reported to Florida wildlife officials since 2016, records show
Shortly before James Bronzo permanently closed his longtime East Orange County wildlife sanctuary last year, a four-foot-long lizard known as an Asian water monitor escaped from its outdoor cage and wandered into a neighbor’s backyard.
‘He’s in danger of losing his arm:’ Video, 911 call released after man mauled by tiger at Florida airboat attraction
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video and a 911 call Friday in connection with a tiger attacking a man earlier this week at an airboat attraction in Southwest Florida.
250 animals looking for ‘furever’ homes at Orange County Animal Services
Justice There are 250 animals looking for their forever homes at Orange County Animal Services. (Orange County Animal Services)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — There are 250 animals looking for their forever homes at Orange County Animal Services. READ: Orange County K9 deputy Boone dies of cancer“There are 250 sweet faces that are ready for their lives to change; 250 sweet souls ready for happiness,” shelter officials said. Photos: Meet a dozen of the 250 animals available for adoption at Orange County Animal ServicesExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 14 Macy There are 250 animals looking for their forever homes at Orange County Animal Services. (Orange County Animal Services)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Iowa man arrested after 800 pigs die of neglect
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A Cedar Falls, Iowa, man who was hired to raise baby pigs is now facing charges of neglecting the animals. >> Read more trending newsNolan Dewall, 38, was arrested after investigators say 800 of the 2,500 baby pigs he was hired to care for had died, and the animals did not have access to water or food, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. The animals were delivered to Dewall in late December with 15 tons of feed, and by Dec. 30, a consultant found that 800 of the pigs had died, KGAN reported. Authorities removed the rest of the pigs from the farm to another facility, but the station reported that 51 pigs died during the move and another 60 died in the following days. The consultant who found the dead pigs also told authorities that temperatures inside the barns were too cold at under 50 degrees, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.wftv.com
16 puppies worth $100,000 stolen from Orlando pet store, deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. The Orange County Sheriffs Office is asking for the publics help in identifying two people who were caught on camera stealing 16 puppies, worth over $100,000, from an Orlando pet store. STOLEN PUPPIES: Please take a close look at the people in this video. On 5/21, at 3:43 a.m., they broke in and stole 16 puppies from Petland on Alafaya Trail. pic.twitter.com/GfbxuxNOzd Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 21, 2020Deputies said two people broke in Petland along Alafaya Trail just before 4 a.m. Thursday morning and stole 16 puppies. According to an incident report, the pair stole six English bulldog puppies, six French bulldog puppies, two yorkie puppies, a dachshund puppy and a poodle puppy.
Orange County Animal Services to reopen after months amid coronavirus pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. Orange County Animal Services announced the shelter will reopen its doors Friday while still implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. OCAS officials said they will offer pet adoptions through an appointment-only system. **REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT** Orange County Animal Services will be reopening on Friday, May 22 with an appointment-based... Posted by Orange County Animal Services on Wednesday, May 20, 2020Anyone who would like to make an appointment for services at OCAS can click here. Those interested in adopting are encouraged to view the website, ocnetpets.com, prior to booking an appointment to view the available pets," a Facebook post read. "Since appointments are limited, we ask that only those seriously interested in adoption move forward at this time.The shelter said adoption fees will be waived for the remainder of May.
Baby hippo at San Diego Zoo gets a name
SAN DIEGO, Calif. A baby hippopotamus born at the San Diego Zoo last month has a name. The zoo says the river hippo calf will be called Amahle (pronounced ah-MA-shay), which means beautiful one in Zulu. Amahle is the ninth hippo calf born at the zoo and the 13th to her mother, Funani. Amahle's father, Otis, is an East African hippo who arrived at the zoo in 2009 specifically to breed with Funani, zoo officials said. Zoo visitors can see Amahle and her mother in the hippo habitat on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends, officials said.
Calendar of events for July 4 and beyond
TODAYAnnual Fourth of July P1rade of Animals: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Uncle Donald's Farm, 2713 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake. Features: kids driving old tractors, flatbed-truck floats, politicians, old-fashioned bullwhip-crackers and ladies who dress like a giant flag; followed by traditional fish fry. Red, White, and OSO Blue: A Salute to Independence: Ocala Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Patriotic Celebration: 4:30 p.m., On Top of the Worlds Circle Square Commons and The Town Square, 8405 SW 80th St., Ocala. Live entertainment from Never Never Band, Second Slice and I-4 Band, with food vendors and fireworks.ocala.com