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Temperatures shocking sea turtles along coast

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video The ever-changing temperatures continue to take their toll on the sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina. Twelve green sea turtles have died already this winter because of the changing cold temperatures. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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Gym makes sure needy pets have good Christmas, too

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All the food and toys collected will benefit two area animal rescue groups. The supplies will not only be used for animals in the shelters, but they will also be handed out to needy families with pets. Full story...
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Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend

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video It's going to be a big month for bird watchers across the Carolinas. Christmastime means it's time for counting birds with the Audubon Society. Full story...
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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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