Measures intended to reduce the number of unwanted animals put down each year, including a bill that allows voters to support using property taxes for neutering costs, were advanced without opposition in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday.
The two American Bulldogs who attacked a postal carrier as she delivered mail Tuesday afternoon have been humanely euthanized.
Investigators are trying to solve a brutal case of animal cruelty after they picked up a dog that was severely beaten with a baseball bat.
Stray animals would have to be sent to non-profit no-kill animal rescue organizations instead of euthanized by public shelters under a bill filed in the Legislature by a Republican senator.
A great horned owl that was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida had to be euthanized because of the seriousness of its injuries.