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Clay County Sheriff's Office

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking to find a home for a wayward pony named Tom Boy.

The dappled, brown Welsh pony was spotted running free, and no owner could be located, sheriff's office spokeswoman Mary Justino says.

Tom Boy will be put up for auction on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the animal control building at 3984 W. State Road 16 in Green Cove Springs.

The pony is of unknown age and is in good health, in addition to being "cute as a button," Justino says.  

Kim Stordahl grew up all over the United States, thanks to her father’s management career.

Following in her father's footsteps, Stordahl went into management, moving with her husband to Jacksonville. That’s when she decided she wanted to do something different.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A First Coast conservationist celebrated the birth of one of the most endangered mammals in the world.

A baby pangolin took its first breaths in St. Augustine last week, thousands of miles away from its natural habitat.


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.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Whales are on their way to Northeast Florida.

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Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are encouraging people to be especially mindful of manatees this month.

The New York Times has this profile of some of the wildlife biologists in South Florida who are attempting to stop the spread of invasive Argentine black and white tegu lizards.

Marriage equality, EverBank Field and property taxes are in the headlines today.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gainesville just got three new residents from Ohio: former lab monkeys rescued from Wooster University, which has ended experimentation on the creatures.

Congressional districts, Michael Dunn and English bulldogs are in the headlines today.

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From jazz to improv, there's a lot happening on the First Coast this weekend.

Marriage equality, Quality Education for All and Dade Correctional Institution are in the headlines today.

Mia Jones, bike sharing and gopher tortoises are in the headlines today.

20th Century Fox

What are the Planet of the Apes films really about? It’s a question on the mind of First Coast Connect contributor Nick Michaud as the latest installment in the series is about to hit theaters.

In 1968, the Planet of the Apes shocked audiences. An astronaut (Charlton Heston), stranded on a strange world, finds himself imprisoned by talking apes. Our hero fights valiantly to free himself and the other human slaves.

Eddie Wayne Davis, Lenny Curry and Mike Crews are in the headlines today.

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