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Wildlife rehab takes animals in after hurricane

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video Coastal Carolina Wildlife Rehab takes in animals after Hurricane Arthur. Full story...
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Sampson Co. deputies seize 60 animals from farm

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Sampson County authorities have seized 60 animals from a farm following a month-long investigation. Full story...
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Police looking for man wanted for stealing puppies

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a man they say stole 10 puppies from a home then tried to sell them on Facebook, but the owners were hot on his trail. Full story...
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Raptor Center readies bald eagle to return to wild

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videoThe Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point has been rehabilitating a bald eagle named Aang. Found in a parking lot, sick from lead poisoning and unable to fly, this big bird has come a long way. Full story...
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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff

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videoA Wilmington police dog that's been off the street for months after a bite incident following a car chase could soon find a new home in Columbus County. 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 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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WPD releases evaluation of K-9 Unit

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has released an outside report that evaluates its K-9 unit. The report was commissioned following an incident last fall where the use of a police dog at the end of a car chase was brought into question. 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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Cape Fear Wildlife Expo teaching kids with live animals

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video The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo featuring everything from the great outdoors. The Wilmington Convention Center housed displays featuring everything from the great outdoors. Full story...
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Python reported stolen from Charlotte school

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Officials are searching for a ball python that they say was taken from a Charlotte school science lab. Full story...
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No charges filed in viral dog photo case

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videoNo charges will be filed against anyone involved in a viral photo that showed a dog hanging from a leash at a New Hanover County dog grooming business. Full story...
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Why did stories on dog picture, child sex abuse elicit much different reactions?

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videoThe photo of a dog hanging has gotten a lot of attention over the past few days. The story on our website got 132 comments and nearly 40,000 reads in just 48 hours. But why did a story about a couple facing more than 100 sex crimes with a child got far less reaction? And why are some comments even more violent than the alleged offenses? 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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Virus hits piglets hard on North Carolina farms

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Commercial hogs farms in North Carolina are being hit hard by a virus that kills most of the piglets it infects. Full story...
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