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Animals

Protestors rally outside circus

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A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment. Full story...
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Rabid raccoon found in New Hanover County after fight with dogs

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A raccoon in New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. The Animal Services Unit got word from the state lab today of the positive test of the animal found on Sycamore Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Tregembo Zoo opens for 60th spring

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One of the wildest attractions in our own backyard is open for business again. With winter over, Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo is waking from its hibernation for its 60th spring. 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...

Dog dies in Wilmington house fire

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A house fire in Wilmington this morning killed a family pet. The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home on Hinton Ave. Crews had it out by about 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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Third rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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A third case of rabies has been confirmed by New Hanover County Animal Control Services. On Monday, ACS officers responded to the area of Yellow Daisy Drive and captured a fox that chased nearby residents and attacked their dog. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. 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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NC court backs trooper who kicked canine partner

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's ruling that ordered a state trooper who was fired for kicking his dog to be reinstated with back pay. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control

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Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff's Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. Full story...
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Emerald Isle fails to block bow hunters

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The hunt for roaming deer continues in a North Carolina beach community. A Carteret County judge has refused to order a stop to the work of bow hunters in an Emerald Isle neighborhood at the tip of its barrier island. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington couple sues over value of dog's life

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals has waded into a legal tussle over the wrongful death of a Jack Russell terrier named Laci. 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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Man caught by neighbor having sex with dog

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A Cumberland County man has been arrested after a neighbor says she saw him having sex with her friend's dog. Full story...
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