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Animals

Cat stuck in tree rescued

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With continued cold temperatures, a Wilmington homeowner was surprised he couldn't get help with an unexpected problem today: a neighbor's cat refused to come down from the man's tree. Full story...
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Burr gets "animal crush videos" banned

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video Animal crush videos, showing the crushing, burning, drowning, and suffocating of animals was officially deemed illegal today. President Obama signed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 this morning. Full story...
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Sea turtles struggling in cold

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video Just as the cold has been affecting many of us this season, it's also effecting the turtle populations off the coast of North Carolina. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Topsail Island has heaters and blankets for sea turtles that have been cold-stunned. Full story...
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Shelter flush with dog house donations, still needs other items

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video Dogs living outside at the Pender County Animal Shelter now have shelter from the wind. Thanks to the overwhelming response from our viewers, every dog now has its own house. Full story...
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Pender shelter needs dog houses

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video Old man winter has made an early visit to the Cape Fear. That's bad news for the Pender County Animal Shelter, where there are too many dogs outside and not enough houses to keep them out of the cold. Full story...
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Fur Ball benefits area animal shelters

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Dust off that tux or little black dress to help kick your holiday season off in style. You can spend a night on the town to provide many nights of safety for homeless dogs and cats. Full story...
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Pooches pounce into the Port City

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The event was organized by the Hanover Kennel Club an organization started in the 1930's. Today's show was a confirmation show where dogs have to meet high standards set by the American Kennel Club. The dogs must come as close to those standards as possible. In all, there were about 120 breeds of dogs at the show. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters revive kittens after house fire

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video A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in downtown Wilmington. Luckily, no people were hurt in the fire and firefighters managed to save two kittens that nearly died in the house. Full story...
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Pit bull makes her second appearance in dog court

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videoThings got heated in Wednesday night's dog court. A man vows his dog wouldn't hurt a fly, but this is the pooch's second appearance in dog court. Full story...
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Bladen County Animal Shelter reopens

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After a massive clean-up, the shelter started to accept dogs and cats again this afternoon. Full story...
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Changes possible after dozens of animals died after shelter distemper outbreak in Bladen County

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video In total 50 animals, both cats and dogs, have died from the viral outbreak that closed the shelter to incoming unwanted pets. Full story...
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Bladen Animal Control puts down animals after distemper in shelter

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The disease has killed more than 50 animals in the shelter. Others had to be put down because of it. Full story...
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Economy, summer break leaving many pets homeless

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video New Hanover County Animal Control Services has nearly 100 animals at its shelter right now. More than half of the animals were surrendered by their owners. Full story...
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Effort to reunite hawks with mother fails

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video It looks like a couple of baby hawks will grow up orphans. A Wilmington family found the red tail nestlings in their yard earlier this week. They had fallen from their nest and the mother hawk couldn't find them. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters star in Animal Planet show

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Animal Planet visited the firehouse to tell the story of firefighters who saved a cat. Full story...
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