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Pepin gets examined.


Published: Oct 10th, 2013

By Sarah Carey A dog that was severely beaten in front of several children at a Gainesville apartment complex recently was evaluated at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital […]



Published: Mar 5th, 2013

In the fall of 2012, a little black Pomeranian named Precious made a journey that is all too familiar for many of our nation’s pets. She hopped in the car […]

Sunshine poses for the camera.

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

Sunshine’s future wasn’t so bright when she found herself at the Alachua County Animal Services shelter with an irritating and unattractive skin condition in early October. Fortunately for Sunshine, Andrea […]

Harvey rests comfortably.


Published: Oct 16th, 2012

When Harvey entered the shelter at Alachua County Animal Services during the “dog days of summer” he just may have hit the jackpot! After a positive test for heartworm disease […]

Noodle and her sister.


Published: Jul 5th, 2012

At just 10 months old, Noodle was relinquished to the county shelter in March after a run-in with a car left her with severe skin wounds and a severed tendon […]



Published: Mar 27th, 2012

Madison was found by a Good Samaritan at a rest stop near I-10 with a tranquilizer dart embedded between her shoulder blades. With the cooperation of Alachua County Animal Services, […]

Mr. Rusty is ready for dinner.

Mr. Rusty

Published: Feb 19th, 2012

When his owner had to go into a nursing home, the 20-year old Mr. Rusty found himself in the shelter with severe ocular disease including glaucoma and corneal ulceration. After […]

Another happy HAARTS ending.


Published: Feb 9th, 2012

Not ready to give up on this beautiful kitten, Helping Hands Rescue reached out to the HAARTS program for help. Once again, the residents and faculty members of the Soft […]


Charley Bob

Published: Feb 9th, 2012

Charley Bob is a young adult boxer mix that came into the shelter at Alachua County Animal Services with a fractured hip and pelvis after being hit by a car. The […]