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Several Northeast Florida businesses and nonprofits remain closed because of Hurricane Matthew. One nonprofit, Catty Shack Ranch, a big-cat sanctuary, had its welcome tent destroyed by the hurricane. 


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Activists will protest against the use of animals in the Morocco Shrine Circus show in Jacksonville this Friday.

During an appearance on WJCT's “First Coast Connect,” Adam Sugalski, the creative director of Compassion Works International, talked about some of the group’s concerns with the use of animals in circus acts.

Compassion Works International is a nonprofit organization dedicated towards ending animal cruelty.