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Animal Control

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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Bladen County Animal Shelter asks for community's help

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videoThe Bladen County Animal Shelter is trying to do their part when it comes to saving animals. However, they want the community to take responsibility for the outcome. Full story...
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Temperatures to drop, animal control keeping eye on pet owners

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Temperatures are expected to drop later this week. The Bladen County Animal Control office is keeping an eye out for problem pet owners. Full story...
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Columbus County animal activists gather to raise awareness

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videoThe Columbus County Humane Society and animal activists are upset. They say the Columbus County Animal Control shelter does not treat its pets in a humane way and spent the afternoon protesting the facility's actions. Over 100 people came together in Whiteville to raise awareness of animal cruelty that they say is going on in the county. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Navassa Animal Control

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videoSherri Jones called our troubleshooters team recently after a sick dog wandered onto her property. Jones lives in Navassa and says she couldn't get anyone to help. A town police officer even told her just to bury the dog if it died. Full story...
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