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Animal Control

Nearly 50 dogs rescued from suspected Duplin County puppy mill

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The Humane Society of the United States said nearly 50 dogs were rescued from a suspected Duplin County puppy mill Friday. Full story...
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Leland approves offering services to three neighboring towns

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video Leland Town Council passed an agreement Thursday night to extend services to Belville, Navassa and Sandy Creek. They agreed to offer both animal control and building inspection services to the three Brunswick County towns if they choose to accept. Full story...
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9 dogs die in Salisbury animal clinic fire

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Nine dogs have died in a fire at an animal clinic in Salisbury. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pit bull attacks 13-year-old on way to school bus

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video Vincent Marchese is home today recovering from his bout with a pit bull Friday. Full story...
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Use of gas chamber stalled for Brunswick County Animal Shelter

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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards. Full story...
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Brunswick County purchases refurbished gas chamber

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video"As good as new" doesn't quite cut it for animal rights activists. There was confusion as to whether a gas chamber recently purchased by the Brunswick County Animal shelter was "new." Turns out, it was refurbished. Full story...
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Animal Control officer in Brunswick County shoots family dog

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videoMonday morning, a Brunswick County Animal Control officer shot and killed a dog that was once featured in Dog Fancy Magazine. The dog's owner said there is a lesson to be learned. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Appeals Court

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videoTwo months ago, Melissa and Richard Allard of Wilmington had their 2 dogs labeled dangerous by Animal Control. The Allard’s appealed the decision, and ended up in dog court Tuesday night. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Appeals Court

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videoWhat happens if you have a complaint about a dangerous dog? In New Hanover County it may very well end up in dog court, a place that could have deadly consequences for the dog, especially the second time around. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Court

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videoLast month News Channel 3 attended dangerous dog court at New Hanover County's Animal Control. The case of John Williams was compelling due to the fact Williams' dog bit deputy Jeremy Eaton. Ironically, a day later the pit bull bit another deputy, Kevin Carroll, during a domestic call. Deputy Carroll shot and killed the dog. A month has since passed. That leads us to another chapter of the monthly dog court. Full story...
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Pit bull bites deputy, dog killed

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videoA dramatic twist to to a story WWAY first reported Wednesday night results in a deputy sent to a hospital and a dog shot dead. We showed you John Williams and his wife Sandra in dog court. Their pit bull "Joe" was in trouble for biting a deputy who lived down the street. The dog court committee ruled the Williams had to restrain and muzzle the dog. Full story...
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Dog Court in Wilmington

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videoA three-year old boy died Wednesday evening in Onslow County after being mauled by a pit bull at Camp Lejeune. The dog was caught and is being held at the Camp Lejeune kennel. What happens if you have a complaint about a dangerous dog? In New Hanover County it very well may end up in dog court... a light hearted name for a place that could have deadly consequences. Full story...
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State cracking down on animal euthanization

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The state is cracking down on the way animal shelters euthanize stray animals in their care. The state Board of Agriculture voted this week to approve new regulations specifying the right way to euthanize animals in the shelter. Full story...
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Columbus County sees year's first rabies case

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A rabies case involving a family dog in Columbus County marks the county's first of the year. Full story...
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Puppies stolen from animal shelter

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A local animal shelter is missing a few puppies after a break in over the weekend. Full story...
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