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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - FL: Animal Welfare

PHOTO: If you purchase a dog in a pet store or online, you are running the risk of purchasing a sick puppy.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida ranks number one in a new study for the number of complaints about purchases of puppies that are in poor health. The findings point to the need for buyers to be more careful about where their new pets come from, says Melanie Kahn, senior director of the Puppy Mills Campai

PHOTO: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Courtesy Christina Evans

VERO BEACH, Fla. - There are more than 50 Florida animal species listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, and several of them have seen sharp declines in recent years. The Florida panther and manatee are well-known creatures on the list, but there are dozens of lesser-known, ye

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in conducting an investigation of a suspected dog-fighting operation in Jacksonville, Florida, resulting in an arrest of one individual and the seizure of 17 dogs. (Kathy Milani/The HSUS)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Attending an animal fight has been a felony in Florida for nine years, but now there is a push in Washington to make it a federal offense to cross state lines to fight animals, and also to offer some consistency among the state laws. Earlier this month the U.S. Senate passed th

TAMPA, Fla. - Living next to a state-owned park in Florida might lead its neighbors to expect they would be living next to native species. However, they might see more exotic critters if a bill passed on Friday by the Florida Legislature is signed into law. HB 1117, known as the Jurassic Park Bill,

SARASOTA, Fla. - The seabirds native to the Florida coast are exposed to life-threatening dangers every day, many of which are created by common practices of human life. Save Our Seabirds (SOS) is a Sarasota-based nonprofit with a mission to educate and rescue seabirds in the Sunshine State. SOS F

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A new study in Florida is aimed at helping determine the best ways for cattle and panthers to coexist. The endangered Florida panther has made an amazing comeback. Once only 20 remained, but now the population is estimated at 100 to 160. However, finding a place for all those pa

BRISTOL, Fla. - The state's black bear management plan was the topic of discussion Tuesday night at a public workshop here. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says Florida black bear numbers have increased and the bear should no longer be on the state's list of threatened species

Nine beagles who have spent their lives in cages in a research lab got their first taste of freedom, when they were rescued Wednesday by animal-rights advocates. The rescue took place in California, but has ramifications across the nation. More than 67,000 dogs are used annually in U.S. laboratory

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