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House bill advances to allow alternative treatments for Florida veterans suffering brain injuries, PTSD

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A Florida House subcommittee unanimously advanced a first-of-its-kind bill Monday to allow alternative treatments for veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). Treatments to be considered include music, art, horses, dogs, acupuncture, yoga and more. HB 55, sponsored by both Rep. Daniel Burgess and Rep. Frank White, looks to expand beyond the scope of simply prescribing drugs to vets suffering from the serious diagnoses of TBI and PTSD. The legislation would authorize the Florida Department…

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St. Petersburg council bans sale of dogs, cats from puppy mills in pet stores

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Council members have unanimously approved an ordinance that bans pet stores in St. Petersburg from selling dogs or cats unless they can show the animal came from a humane organization. The approval came after an emotionally intense public hearing in which animal advocates displayed graphic, gut-wrenching photographs of dogs kept in puppy mills for breeding purposes. Other supporters came close to tears over the plight of the animals that are in puppy mills or that are killed in shelters because…

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Name your own price for freedom pets this Fourth of July at Hillsborough animal shelter

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When you think about the Fourth of July, dogs often come to mind. But those are usually of the “hot” variety and go nicely on buns with some mustard and relish. Well, in Hillsborough, nothing spells freedom like a new pooch. That’s right, in honor of our nation’s independence, the Pet Resource Center in Hillsborough County is offering a one-day chance to name your own price to adopt a dog. Prospective Fido owners can scurry on down to the county’s…

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