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This is just so awful! How can people be so cruel?!
In Crawfordville, Florida, Animal Control officers were called to the side of a highway to check on a bloody dog, who was lying on the side of the roadway.
When they got there, they found a five-month-old German Shepherd puppy with gunshot wounds to his hind legs.
In Florida, in the Everglades, a dog rescue foundation called 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida is doing whatever they can to help lost pups.
It's a sad fact that some people are heartless monsters and simply abandon their dogs when they no longer feel like caring for them.
Amy Roman is the founder of the rescue operation and her nonprofit group has rescued over 700 dogs and 40 cats since September 2011.
Manatees are beautiful, gentle creatures and are protected by law.
So it's totally illegal to touch them, let alone ride them.
But that's exactly what happened on the north side of Siesta Key in Florida.
This isn't the first time someone has tried to ride a manatee either.
Not only is it bad for the manatees and dangerous for people, it's illegal too!
You can be fined $500 or even spend 60 days in jail!!
So if you're in Florida and you see manatees, make sure not to disturb them by staying at least 100 feet away!
Check out the video (above) to see some cruel people riding a manatee.
Florida has a bit of problem with some invasive species, one of the scarier ones being pythons.
People get them as pets, they grow too big and then they set them loose to wreak havoc on anyone unlucky enough to come across them in the wild.
A Miami man recently spotted a Burmese python hanging out in some bushes.
Bryan Zuniga, 20, was pulled over in Florida during a routine traffic stop.
As soon as he stopped his car he jumped out his passenger door, broke through a fence and disappeared.
Police eventually found him at a nearby hospital, being treated for alligator bites!
Snails as large as rats have invaded parts of Florida, and despite their appearance - these things are capable of some real damage!
Their official name is Giant African land snails, and more than 117,000 have been found since late 2011 - with over a thousand more found each week!
And unlike another problem Florida had in the past - you can't fix this one with a recount!
Here's what one concerned resident said: