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Animal Control

Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

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Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Area media outlets report the puppies appeared to be two days old when they were found Sept. 5. Full story...
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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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