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Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Dogs in the frequently crowded Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter will no longer be assessed on suspected breed but rather temperament Emergency Management Director Brad Baker announced Monday after meetings with rescue groups. “Repeatedly the breed discrimination issue was thrown up, so we are updating our policy, not listing specific breeds by basing adoption policy […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 25

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. State’s largest insurer to ask for rate hikes in 2016 Florida’s largest property insurer is asking to raise rates for its customers that live along the coast and in South Florida. The board of Citizens Property Insurance […]

Wildlife commissioners approve bear hunting

Wildlife commissioners approve bear hunting

Florida wildlife officials on Wednesday approved a new bear hunting season in the state just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list. After hours of impassioned public comment, mostly in opposition to the new hunting regulations, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 5-1 for a limited black […]