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New Hanover County Animal Services Unit

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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Viral photo of dog hanging from harness leads to threats against business owner

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video A viral photo taken at a New Hanover County dog grooming business has led to investigations by the New Hanover County Animal Services Unit and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. The photo shows a dog hanging from a harness and leash. Full story...
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New year brings new NC law to protect pets

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videoWith the new year comes new laws, including one designed to protect animals. State leaders amended the existing law on animal shelters, in an effort to help owners find lost pets and relieve overcrowding at shelters among other things. Full story...
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Rescued pit bulls may return to owner

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videoSix pit bulls Wilmington Police found at an empty house a week ago may soon be reunited with their owner. Full story...
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Pit bulls rescued by police could soon be put down

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videoWilmington Police rescued six pit bulls from a home at 2834 Ward Street Friday, but there may not be much of a future for the animals. Full story...
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Black bear spotted in New Hanover Co. neighborhood

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A black bear has been spotted in a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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Pet Pals: Making sure Christmas with pets is merry

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videoAmid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, don't forget about your four-legged friends. Whether you're looking to adopt an animal to give as a gift, or already have one of your own, you can follow some quick and easy steps to keep everyone's spirits bright. Full story...
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Pet Pals: Cat needs loving home

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videoIf you're looking for the perfect companion to cuddle up with this winter, there are plenty of pets up for adoption at New Hanover County Animal Services. Full story...
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20th case of rabies reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Services says the 20th case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Yesterday, Animal Services was called to pick up a fox that was killed by a family dog. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff using inmate labor to cut costs

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video New Hanover County Jail inmates were behind another type of bars Friday morning, helping out the Sheriff's Animal Services Unit. The inmates lent their skills with a brush by giving the kennels at Animal Control a fresh coat of paint. Full story...
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With 10 cases this year, New Hanover Co. offers free rabies shots

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With ten cases of rabies in New Hanover County already this year, the Sheriff's Office Support Services Division gave out free rabies shots for pets Saturday. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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The state lab has confirmed two more cases of rabies in raccoons in New Hanover County. They are the seventh and eighth cases of the disease in the county this year. Full story...
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6th rabies case reported in New Hanover County

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The State Lab says a raccoon found in Carolina Beach Sunday tested positive for rabies. It's the sixth positive rabies test in New Hanover County so far this year. Full story...
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