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Animal protection groups lobby on NC breeding bill

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Animal protection activists are still hopeful a law regulating large commercial dog breeding in North Carolina can pass soon even as legislation sits in the Senate and a key chamber leader there has vowed not to consider it in 2014. Full story...
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German shepherds rescued from puppy mill ready for adoption

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videoBrunswick County Animal Protective Services has been caring for five German shepherds rescued from a Duplin County puppy mill two weeks ago. When they found, the dogs were covered in mud and feces and inside of cages. 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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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon's meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill

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videoState Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year. Full story...
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Dogs from Pender puppy mill to be part of governor's adoption event

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"I'm sold," Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday as he snuggled Lexie in his arms on a chilly day outside the Old Capitol in Raleigh. Lexie looked on with wide eyes but said nothing. Full story...
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Rescued animals from Pender Co. arrive at Greensboro trauma center

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videoNearly 100 animals rescued from a home in Pender County last week have arrived at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. The News & Record of Greensboro reported that 56 dogs, 41 chickens and a goat have been placed with the shelter's trauma center. Full story...
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Nearly 80 animals taken from purported Pender puppy mill

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videoMore than 80 animals were rescued from a home in Pender County today. Investigators said they were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill after a consumer complained of a sick dog. Full story...
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NC first lady urges Senate action on breeder bill

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North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is making a rare foray into politics by urging the state Senate to take action on a bill aimed at preventing animal cruelty by large dog breeders. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mill puppies adopted; still more dogs that need homes

UPDATE: R.A.C.E. is no longer accepting applications for the mill puppies.

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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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