Reports of flu cases in Florida are still strong according to the Florida Department of Health's weekly flu review. They encourage you to get a flu shot if you’ve put it off. Here’s where you can get one.
The American Lung Association released their annual State of Tobacco Control report Wednesday and Florida received a grade of “F”. A lot of teens using e-cigarettes contributed to that grade. There are five factors that are weighed in grading and Florida had a failing grade in four out of five. You can see the full report here.
Two Florida Congressmen are sponsoring a bill that would make animal cruelty a federal crime. The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT, is being proposed by Sarasota’s Rep. Vern Buchanan and Rep. Ted Deutch from Broward county and parts of Palm Beach. The maximum sentence would be seven years.
And once again, the Suncoast Animal League will have representation in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. Harper made the cut and SAL will have a watch party at Fins on Nebraska Avenue in Palm Harbor Sunday. Harper will be there to help with the fund raising from 1-5 pm. For more information check with the Suncoast Animal League.