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62-year-old man found dead, covered with dog bites

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Rockingham County authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found covered in dog bites. The News & Record of Greensboro reports deputies found the body of Jose Robles at the bottom of a steep embankment on Nov. 24 in Madison, a day after his family reported him missing. The newspaper said the sheriff's office wouldn't discuss the case. Full story...
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62-year-old man found dead in NC with dog bites

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Rockingham County authorities say they're still investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found covered in dog bites. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 dead, deputy suspended

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videoA Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 died last month after sitting in a hot squad car all night. The sheriff disciplined Kela's handler, but the punishment is not as harsh as some people think it should be. Full story...
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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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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Underdog's Angel

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videoSome animals are simply easier to adopt at an animal shelter. Certain breeds, certain colors, the way they wag their tail...you may be amazed on what can cause a dog or cat to be passed over time and time again. Jill Jones knows this, so she targets the underdog(or cat). Full story...
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Pooches take a plunge at Legion Stadium Pool

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videoTonight pups of all shapes and sizes ran down to the Legion Stadium Pool for the Pooch Plunge. The annual event takes place the week after Labor Day, when the public pools are no longer open to human swimmers. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with molesting dog

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A Wilmington man remained in custody Friday, charged with molesting a female dog, according to police. Jose Vasquez, 46, of 5011 Peachtree Lane, is being held on $250,000 bail on a charge of crimes against nature. Full story...
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Kids get hands-on lesson with search and rescue dog

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videoAt Greenfield Lake Park, kids got a hands-on lesson on what it means to be a search and rescue K-9. Jorga is more than just a pretty face. She finds missing kids, hidden evidence and even lost keys. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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Dog friendly Oak Island may ban the animals during the summer

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videoA North Carolina beach that has made a name for itself by allowing dogs is considering limits on when the animals can run in the sand. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that the Oak Island Town Council will consider a ban on dogs on the beach during daytime hours. Full story...
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