🐝The health of honey bee colonies in Florida
Beyond the profitable products and byproducts harvested directly from honey bee colonies such as honey, wax, propolis, and royal jelly, more than 90 different crops—about one-third of total crop production in the U.S.—are dependent upon these prolific pollinators for their survival and prosperity.
Man, woman arrested after 45 malnourished animals discovered at Brevard County farm
Man, woman arrested after 45 malnourished animals discovered at Brevard County farm A man and a woman were arrested after 45 malnourished animals were discovered at a Brevard County farm. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office/Brevard County Sheriff's Office)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A man and a woman were arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after 45 malnourished animals were discovered on a farm, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff Wayne Ivy said that on July 3, a concerned citizen called to report a woman who was not taking care of her animals. Photos: Man, woman arrested after 45 malnourished animals discovered at Brevard County farmExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 7 Man, woman arrested after 45 malnourished animals discovered at Brevard County farm A man and a woman were arrested after 45 malnourished animals were discovered at a Brevard County farm. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office/Brevard County Sheriff's Office)Read: US declares monkeypox a public health emergencyThe report said that they did not discover any animals on a pasture near the home, where there was access to grassy areas for grazing.wftv.com
Florida, federal wildlife officials prepare to aid manatees ‘in the years to come’
After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capacity before the sea cows again congregate in warm waters during the winter.
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