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Animals

Arboretum certified as wildlife habitat

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The New Hanover County Arboretum is about more than just plants. It's also about protecting wildlife. Full story...
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Reward offered for bald eagle killer

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State and federal wildlife authorities are investigating the shooting death of a young bald eagle in Haywood County. Full story...
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Marine experts warn against harming turtles

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries agents are warning fishermen and beach-goers to look out for endangered sea turtles as the large reptiles move into coastal waters as temperatures warm. Full story...
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Second wave of mystery pelican deaths hits Topsail Beach

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The American Bird Conservancy says a second wave of mysterious pelican injuries and deaths has occurred in the past several weeks at Topsail Island following earlier incidents about six months ago in which about 250 pelicans died as a result of still-undetermined causes. Full story...
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NC State dedicates new veterinary hospital

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Officials at North Carolina State University are dedicating a new $72 million hospital in Raleigh. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Group apologizes for trying to spay neutered cat

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video We told you yesterday about a woman whose cat was returned to her with half its ear missing and an incision in its stomach. Today, we talked to the group responsible about why it caught a tame cat and why it could not identify the gender. Full story...
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Pender shelter dogs spared

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It looks like a happy ending for the dogs at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: House cat confused for stray sent home with clipped ear, stomach incision

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video A Wilmington woman says her cat has been near-mutilated by a local group who tries to control the feral cat population. Full story...
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Time is running out for homeless dogs

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videoTime is running out for the homeless dogs in Pender County. Shelter workers say all the outdoor kennels will be torn down this week, and they don't have enough room to keep all the dogs they have indoors. That means some animals may be put down. Full story...
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Pender shelter looking to foster dogs during renovations

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The Pender County Animal Shelter needs your help. The shelter is undergoing renovations, which will displace 30 dogs currently in kennels. Shelter workers say if the dogs are not adopted or fostered by Thursday, they will be put down. Full story...
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Big gator spotted near NC-VA state line

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A close encounter with a 7-foot alligator near the North Carolina-Virginia state line came as a shock to a family fishing on the Pasquotank River near South Mills. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach Goats 1, State 0

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video Gordon Myers at NC Wildlife says the plan to get rid of the goats has been put on hold indefinitely to gather additional information and seek public input. Full story...
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Sister, father of Wolfpack mascot poisoned

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Four Tamaskan dogs with ties to North Carolina State Wolfpack mascot Tuffy have become seriously ill after eating fish laced with antifreeze that their owner says was placed on his property intentionally. Full story...
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Storm kills 12 animals at Lee County horse farm

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Officials say 12 horses died and several others were injured when a weekend twister touched down on a Lee County ranch. Full story...
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Burke County community on lookout for animal

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Children are being kept off the playground at a school west of Morganton after police and neighbors spotted signs of a large animal prowling in a wooded area nearby. Full story...
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