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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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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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