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Animals

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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Fourth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the fourth case of rabies for the year. ACS officers were called to a Rabbit Run Road residence on Saturday where a wild raccoon had fought with the homeowner's dogs Full story...
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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court

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The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant. Full story...
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Northeastern NC SPCA buys larger building

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northeastern North Carolina is trying to raise $350,000 to move to a new, larger location in Pasquotank County. Full story...
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NC beach sees unusual jump in stingray strikes

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Ocean rescue workers along one Outer Banks beach say swimmers have suffered an unusual number of injuries from stingrays that lurk in the sand below their feet. Full story...
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Investigators offer no new info on baby mauled by dogs

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The investigation into a nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs at her family's Bladen County home still has few answers. Full story...
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Prison program gives inmates, dogs "New Leash on Life"

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video You've heard of a new lease on life, but how about a "New Leash on Life?" The Pender Correctional Institution celebrated three years of inmates training dogs to be partnered with families. But the nine-week experience impacts more than just the dogs whose lives are saved. Full story...
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Investigators release few details about 9-day-old mauled by dog

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video The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office are still not releasing very much information about what happened. But this afternoon, we finally at least found out who the child was. Full story...
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Officers seize dozens of animals from Shelby home

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Dozens of cats and dogs seized from a Shelby home are being examined to decide which can be adopted and which will have to be euthanized. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Some sea turtle nests destroyed, others hatched during Irene

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video When you think of Topsail Island, you just might think of sea turtles. While humans on the island continue to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Irene, there's concern about the turtles that have been waiting to hatch on the island. Full story...
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Police remove 69 animals from Raleigh house

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Animal control officers have removed 69 animals from a house in Raleigh. Full story...
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Volunteers try to protect sea turtle nests from predators searching for meal

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video Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
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Corolla Wild Horse Fund hires 3 to patrol beaches

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The Corolla Wild Horse fund has hired three people to patrol beaches and protect the animals from visitors. Full story...
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Bird Islands a natural treasure off our coast

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video Southeastern North Carolina is full of natural beauty and wildlife. Some of it happened by accident. The Bird Islands in the Lower Cape Fear River began as dredge drop-offs. Now thousands of birds from more than 10 species call the islands home. Full story...
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