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Animals

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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BCSO, others say goodbye to K-9 who died on duty

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video When law enforcement officers lose their life in the line of duty, their funerals are very emotional. Today a tribute in Brunswick County took on special meaning as the Sheriff's Office said goodbye to a four-legged crime fighter. Full story...
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Sick dog escapes from emergency vet

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Juno was taken to the Emergency Vet in Wilmington on Saturday night and escaped from there a few hours later, just after midnight. She was last seen headed eastbound on Oleander Road near K38 Baja Grill toward Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Serpentarium offers reward, won't press charges if tortoises returned

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They're not exactly the most inconspicuous of animals, but someone has stolen two large tortoises from a Wilmington reptile exhibit. Full story...
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Dep. Zeller remembers his K9 partner Viper

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is grieving after losing a dedicated K-9 this weekend during a drug investigation. Full story...
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New type of beetle killing trees in North Carolina

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A new type of Asian ambrosia beetles has arrived in North Carolina and the insects pose a threat, especially for tree nurseries. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Shelter ends Saturday hours

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If you want to adopt a pet from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, you'll have to do it on a weekday. Starting next weekend the shelter will no longer be open on Saturdays. Full story...
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Generics advancing on lucrative pet drug market

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Family doctors aren't the only ones facing the question of whether to prescribe name-brand or generic drugs for their patients. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neglected hounds put burden on Pender shelter

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video The Pender County Animal Shelter is already overcrowded as several outdoor kennels are out of service during renovations. The situation got worse earlier this week when 12 more dogs arrived. Animal Control brought in the hounds after getting calls from neighbors that the dogs were being neglected. Full story...
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Shelter opens for livestock displaced by wildfire

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Sheltering for livestock for persons affected by Pender County wildfire will be held at the Sampson County Livestock Arena located at 51 Agriculture Place Clinton, NC 28328. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST VETERINARIAN

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video This week is a new category. So many of us love animals. But when man's best friend needs some medical attention, which doggie doctor do you turn to? Who's the best kitty caretaker around? Let us know who is the BEST VETERINARIAN in the Cape Fear. Full story...

Hundreds of dogs seized from Caldwell Co. kennel

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Caldwell County animal control officers are rounding up nearly 300 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Hudson. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed in Brunswick County

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The first case of rabies has been confirmed in Brunswick County for 2011. Today, a fox was attacked and killed by three dogs in the Supply area on Creekwood Court. The fox was sent to the State Lab in Raleigh for testing. The results came back positive for rabies. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Neighbors tired of dog poop smell

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video Living in a townhome means your neighbors are up close and personal. How they treat their property, often affects yours. That's a situation some residents are dealing with in Wilmington's Lauren Place when it comes to a neighbor's dog. Full story...
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