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Jury deliberates fate of mother whose baby was mauled to death by dogs

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videoA 12 person jury is set to return to court Wednesday in Bladen County to determine the fate of a 19-year-old accused of involuntary manslaughter after her 9-day-old baby was mauled to death by dogs in 2011. Full story...
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City council redefines leash law

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video The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mill puppies adopted; still more dogs that need homes

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videoBecause there are no laws against dog-breeding operations in North Carolina, some refer to our state as puppy mill central. But a two-county sting in southeastern North Carolina has been busted, and the owners pleaded guilty. The animals are now being cared for by rescue groups around the area. One of those groups helping to foster the mill puppies held an adoption Saturday. 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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Doggie discrimination: Black, brown, big dogs harder to adopt out

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video Doggie discrimination? It's a phenomenon some animal shelters face. It turns out, some people overlook dogs because of the color of their fur. Full story...
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Covering the Carolinas: Family robbed, pet dog strangled

One Pitt County family is trying to put the pieces back together. Not only did thieves break into their car, but investigators say they also killed the family dog. Deputies arrested three people in connection with that break-in and several others.

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Two-county sting busts puppy mill

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video In a two-county sting operation sheriff’s offices coordinated to bust a dog breeding operation Friday afternoon. It was profitable for the owners, but deplorable for the animals. Full story...
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New family dog bites 20-month-old girl on face, experts give advice to avoid similar accidents

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video WWAY has learned that the mother of the child had called several rescue services Thursday, trying to get the family's adopted boxer picked up because of aggressive behavior. Though advised to board the dog herself, it was too late. The dog attacked her daughter. Fortunately though, there are precautions you can take to avoid this from happening to your family. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Woman says HOA targeting her dogs after report of raccoon problem

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video UPDATE: Representatives from the health dept are urging home owners in the Oak Isand Beach Villa complex to contact them regarding possible contamination of urine and feces in the flooring, walls and interior attic spaces of their units. The representatives will be happy to come out and check each unit upon the owners request. Call Danny Thornton at 910-253-2252 or email him at dthornton@brunsco.net Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PET GROOMER

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videoIn this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who is the BEST PET GROOMER in the area. When it is time to get Brutus bathed or Fifi fluffed up, where do you go? Congratulations to All About Dogs in Southport! Full story...

NC man charged with burying dog alive

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A Cleveland County man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he tried to bury his dog alive. Investigators say the man buried the German shepherd mix's head in a shallow hole and packed its nose and mouth with dirt. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies say suspect may be involved in other crimes

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they caught a man last night they think may be involved in several other crimes. Full story...
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Grandmother sent to prison after pit bulls maul grandson

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A North Carolina woman will have to spend at least two years in prison after her grandson was mauled by family pit bulls and left in critical condition. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pilots go to lengths to give shelter dogs new homes

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video The overpopulation of dogs and cats in the United States is a growing problem. With more animals available than potential pet owners, thousands of animals are euthanized every year. A Wilmington man is teaming up with a nationwide group called Pilots n' Paws to help get more pets adopted, even if that means moving the animals to a safe location himself. Full story...
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