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Reward offered for info about dead pelicans

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For the second year in a row dead pelicans are turning up on the North Carolina coast, including North Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Necropsy done on whale washed up on Carolina Beach

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video Crowds lined Carolna Beach today to catch a glimpse of a 15-foot whale that washed up last night. Now scientists are trying to figure out what happened to it. Full story...
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Cumberland County backs away from dog restrictions

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Cumberland County will not ban the adoption of so-called bully breeds of dogs. Full story...
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Injured pelicans washing up on NC beaches again

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Officials say pelicans with injuries similar to those seen last winter are washing up on Onslow Beach and have been reported on another beach along the southeastern North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

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video A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor's pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog's owner says she takes full responsibility for the attack. Full story...
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Cat with medical problems stolen from rescue group at pet store

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An area animal rescue group is asking for your help finding a stolen cat with special needs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Dog Court upholds decision to euthanize family's pit bulls

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video New Hanover County Dog Court is back in session. Today, the court heard a case we told you about last week. A family's dog was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in its own backyard. Today the Romanos and the Tookers met again in Dog Court to find out what will happen with the Tookers' two pit bulls. 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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Pooches in Pink support Breast Cancer Awareness

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Even man's best friend is doing their part in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pooches in Pink at Paw Beach Pet Resort in Wilmington features an opportunity to have your dog's tail or ears dyed pink. Full story...
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Wilmington zoo owner says Ohio situation would not happen here

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video A day after law enforcement shot and killed dozens of exotic animals released from a farm, the owner of Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo says a similar scene would never play out here. Full story...
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Sixth rabies case found in New Hanover County

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Another raccoon has tested positive for the rabies virus after the animal tangled with two dogs in the dog owner's yard. Animal Control officers were called to a Johns Creek Road residence on Wednesday. Full story...
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Pleasure Island goes to the dogs at Salty Paws Festival

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Looking for some fun with your four-legged friend? Head to Pleasure Island this weekend. Carolina Beach goes to the dogs Saturday for the Third Annual Salty Paws Festival. Full story...
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5th rabies case found in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies in a week and the fifth case for the year. ACS officers were called to a home on Shinn Creek Lane on Monday where a homeowner’s dog was attacked by a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. However the dog's owner was notified of possible exposure to the virus from handling the dog. Full story...
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Shelter resident rescues kitten from pipe

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A kitten is safe and living in a new home, thanks to a resident at a homeless shelter in Davidson County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Autopsy report of 9-day-old killed by dogs says baby may have had broken neck

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An autopsy report done on 9-day-old Addyson Camerino, who was killed in Bladen County by family dogs, shows the baby had multiple teeth injuries on her body and that the dogs may have broken her neck during the mauling. Full story...
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