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Animal Cruelty

Escaped inmate, family now facing animal cruelty charges

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videoAnimal control officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Animal Protective Services have filed additional charges against the man accused of escaping a jail, along with members of his family. Full story...
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3 Union County men charged with stabbing llama

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Three men have been arrested in the stabbing and mutilation of a llama in Union County. Full story...
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Deputies: 27 animals rescued from hoarding situation

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said they've rescued 27 animals from an apparent hoarding situation. Full story...
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Police accuse man of shooting, killing barking dog

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Police in Burlington have accused a man of killing a dog while it was inside a parked car at his home because it wouldn't stop barking. Area media outlets report 56-year-old Timothy Enoch surrendered to authorities at the Burlington Police Department after the incident Sunday night. Full story...
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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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