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Panama City Crayfish (Source: MyFWC/Lisa Keppner)

Wildlife Service Considers Adding Three Florida Species To Endangered List

The Florida Keys mole skink, Panama City crayfish and the Suwannee moccasin shell mussel are just three of the nine species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

09/24/2013

Mugshots of Maria Y. Crespo (left) and Teresa Horta-Barrial (right). (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

2 Arrested After Discovery Of Dogs Living In Filth

Miami-Dade Police have arrested two people in connection with a home that was discovered to have more than 80 dogs living in squalid conditions last week.

CBS Miami–09/19/2013

Jason Simione (Source: CBS4)

New Charge Against Man Accused In Plot To Kill Family

Another charge has been filed against a Ft. Lauderdale businessman accused of orchestrating a plot to kill his own family, making threats against the president and stockpiling bomb making materials.

CBS4–08/15/2013

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Horse Found Slaughtered, Dismembered In Miami Gardens

A grisly discovery was made Wednesday morning in Miami Gardens when the bloody body of a slaughtered and dismembered horse was found dumped in the city’s warehouse district.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

Vincenzo Carlisi is charged with animal cruelty after allegedly recording the killing of a raccoon. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Second Man Charged In Killing Of Raccoon

A Coral Springs man ended up behind bars after he allegedly recorded a video of another man attacking and killing a raccoon and posted it on social media.

CBS Miami–07/30/2013

Joseph Amico (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged In Attack On Raccoon

A Coconut Creek man who reportedly beat a raccoon with a piece of wood and posted it online appeared bond court Thursday morning.

CBS4–07/25/2013

Several arrests made at an illegal slaughter farm in Southwest Miami-Dade. (Source: CBS4)

Father, Son Accused Of Running Slaughter Farm Released From Jail

A father and son accused of running an illegal slaughter farm have been released from jail on bond.

06/30/2013

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Dogs Rescued From Cruel Game Called “Trunking”

Ten dogs are now safe after they were saved from what is believed to have been part of a cruel trend in dog fighting called “trunking.”

CBS4–05/03/2013

A turtle's shell was severely cracked. Officials say it was the act of animal cruelty. (Ted Scouten/CBS4)

Animal Cruelty Case Left Shell Of Turtle Severely Cracked

Officials say it was a human cruelty that left a Peninsula Cooter Turtle seriously injured and in need of medical attention Friday.

CBS4–04/12/2013

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New Bills Proposed To Cut Down On Stray Population

Pets’ Trust Miami proposed a new bill in efforts to reduce the large number of stray cats and dogs in Miami-Dade County and decrease unwanted animals being put down each year.

CBS Miami–03/18/2013

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