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Animals

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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Pantano claims family being harassed by "liberal activists" over puppy adoption; Rescue president talks only to WWAY

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video Ilario Pantano claims the president of a puppy rescue group is harassing him and his family and has thrust his Labradoodle puppies into a political battle. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed in New Hanover County

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The first rabies case of the year has been confirmed in a stray cat in New Hanover County. NHC Animal Control officers were called to the Bryan Road area of Wilmington on March 19. The cat was taken to an area veterinarian and treated for what appeared to be injuries from a dog fight. Full story...
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Jane Goodall research center coming to Duke

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The Jane Goodall Institute Research Center is coming to Duke University. Full story...
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NC Zoo loses chimp during routine dental treatment

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The mother of the first chimpanzee born at the North Carolina Zoo in 12 years has died after anesthesia for a routine medical problem. Full story...
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