Animal Shelters

The Jacksonville Humane Society is challenging the city of Baltimore to see which community can raise more money for their hometown animal shelter by the end of this month.

The NFL football team of the losing city will donate $5,000 dollars to the winning city’s shelter.

Amy Pierce with Jacksonville Humane Society says it’s on.

Pierce is confident Jacksonville will win. She said, “Come on, Jacksonville is going to rock this.”

The fatal shooting of at least seven people at an Oregon community college is now yet another example of a school shooting that both supporters and opponents of proposed campus carry legislation in Florida will point to when making their case. The Florida Legislature is currently considering measures that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to bring their firearms on public college and university campuses. We speak with supporters and opponents of the legislation: Eric Friday, lead attorney for the gun rights group Florida Carry; John White, president of the UNF chapter of United Faculty of Florida; and university student and former marine Adam Whitmer.


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Thousands of dogs and cats are turned into North Florida animal shelters each year.

The First Coast No More Homeless Pets is hosting what it’s calling a Super Pet Adoption event this weekend.


Photo of a dog behind a chain-link fence at the Paws and More No Kill Animal Shelter in Washington, Iowa.
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Florida animal shelters could have to wait longer before destroying stray and abandoned pets. Legislation being pushed by a South Florida lawmaker would also let voters approve special animal care taxing districts.

Rep. Barbara Watson (D-Miami Springs) says she isn't a pet owner, but she she's heartbroken by statistics that show nearly 700 animals are euthanized every day in Florida.