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Animals

ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter struggling after food donation stolen

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videoA Brunswick County woman says she's trying to do what's right, and now she has to work a little bit harder after someone took her donations. Full story...
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Free rabies clinic Saturday

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There have been two confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County this year. You can do your part this weekend to keep your pets safe. Full story...
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Sea turtles rehabbed and returned to the sea

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videoIt was an exciting morning at Topsail Beach where hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to some of the area’s most cherished visitors. Full story...
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Bear takes a holiday in downtown Greensboro

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Wildlife officials say a bear took a wrong turn and ended up spending part of his holiday weekend in downtown Greensboro. Full story...
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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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