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Animals

PETA wants NC New Year's Eve opossum drop halted

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A national animal rights group is headed to court in North Carolina to try to stop a small mountain town's tradition of lowering a caged opossum on New Year's Eve. Full story...
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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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Two more rabies cases reported in New Hanover County

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Two more cases of rabies have been confirmed in New Hanover County raising the total number of cases this year to 17. Full story...
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$6 rabies vaccines available in Brunswick Co. Saturday

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From Southport to Leland, there are several locations offering $6 rabies vaccinations for your pets Saturday. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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Sunburst Foundation helps four legged friends

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A local organization spent their Labor Day weekend laboring away for their four legged friends. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dogs on Deployment helps military pets while owners deploy

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video Animal shelters often see an influx of pets when member of the military have to deploy. One organization hopes to change that by finding foster parents for the animals. Full story...
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Bobcat killed in Brunswick Co. tests positive for rabies

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a bobcat tested positive for rabies. It's the fourth case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mill puppies adopted; still more dogs that need homes

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videoBecause there are no laws against dog-breeding operations in North Carolina, some refer to our state as puppy mill central. But a two-county sting in southeastern North Carolina has been busted, and the owners pleaded guilty. The animals are now being cared for by rescue groups around the area. One of those groups helping to foster the mill puppies held an adoption Saturday. Full story...
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Doggie discrimination: Black, brown, big dogs harder to adopt out

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video Doggie discrimination? It's a phenomenon some animal shelters face. It turns out, some people overlook dogs because of the color of their fur. Full story...
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