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Animal Cruelty

Woman accused of killing dogs by locking them in bathroom

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videoAn Onslow County woman is accused of killing two dogs by leaving them locked in a bathroom without food for a month. Full story...
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

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Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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More than 100 farm animals rescued from Belville home

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video Brunswick County Animal Protective Services rescued more than 100 farm animals from a neighborhood in Belville today. They received a complaint about the conditions at the home owned by Mary Stoltz on Hidden Branches Drive. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dog shot by air-soft rifle expected to be fine

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videoA Wilmington woman's dog is expected to be ok after it was shot in her backyard. Sue Cuming says she was sitting in her back yard with her three dogs when she heard a loud pop, and her dog buddy yelp in pain. That's when she noticed blood running down his leg, and realized he was shot. But family of the alleged shooter say he was just trying to protect his family. Full story...
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Animal Services call turns into drug, gun charges

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videoAn Animal Services investigation landed a New Hanover County in jail on drug and gun charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the Animal Services Unit showed up to 4217 Parmele Road to take custody of two dogs and four puppies due to a dangerous dog violation. 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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Pender woman charged with animal cruelty after 170 animals seized

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videoA Pender County woman faces charges weeks after more than 150 animals were taken from her home. Marilyn Medina, 72, was arrested today and charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty. Full story...
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South Brunswick teacher cleared of animal cruelty charges

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videoA high school teacher charged with cruelty to animals has been found not guilty, according to court documents. Full story...
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NC woman arrested for dragging dog behind car

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Authorities say a Kinston woman was arrested for dragging a puppy behind her SUV. Police charged 26-year-old Jennifer Marie Wilson with felony cruelty to animals and driving while intoxicated. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Warrant: Mom accused of poisoning left note

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video New details in the case of a New Hanover County mom arrested for allegedly poisoning her nine-year-old daughter and cat. Search warrants provide a more detailed look at what happened. Full story...
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Mom in court on charges of trying to kill daughter, cat

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video A woman charged with trying to kill her child and pet made her first appearance in court today. Jeannie Marvel is charged with attempted first-degree murder and felonious cruelty to animals after she allegedly poisoned her nine-year-old daughter and cat. Full story...
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Mother charged with trying to kill daughter, cat

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video A New Hanover County woman is out of the hospital and now in jail charged with trying to kill her daughter and cat. Jeannie L. Marvel, 49, is charged with attempted first degree murder and felonious cruelty to animals. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man arrested for allegedly strangling Chihuahua

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video For many people our pets are like our family and we mourn their loss very difficultly. What would you do if your dog was brutally killed? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Puppy Mill operators plead guilty

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video A couple accused of running a puppy mill has pleaded guilty to two dozen counts of animal cruelty in Brunswick County. Amelia and Andrew Millis entered their pleas today. Full story...
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