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Animals

Feds plan meeting on rash of pelican killings

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A federal agency is investigating the killings of dozens of pelicans along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Man pummeled by butting bull dies in hospital

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An elderly North Carolina man battered by an angry bull that escaped from its pasture has died, and the animal is headed to a slaughterhouse. Full story...
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2 bears killed on western NC roads

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Two bears have been killed after being struck by cars on roads in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Boy spends days in cold to help animals in shelter

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video Twelve-year-old Ari Garsh is spending his Christmas break collecting supplies for animals in the Pender County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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NC man critical after being butted by bull

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A North Carolina man in his 80s is in critical condition after being butted by a bull who escaped from his pasture. The Fayetteville Observer reported an Angus bull escaped Monday and the man was trying to coax the animal back behind the gate. Full story...
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More dead pelicans found at Topsail Island

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More dead pelicans have washed up on Topsail Beach, and investigators still have no idea who is killing them. Full story...
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13th rabies case identified in New Hanover County

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A New Hanover County resident has been notified of a possible rabies exposure after another rabid raccoon was found last week. Animal Control Services confirmed the resident’s dog fought and killed the raccoon Thursday evening. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. Full story...
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Be prepared when giving certain gifts

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video 'Tis the season to make magic happen, but some surprises are better if they are well thought out. Full story...
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Bladen shelter waives adoption fees during holidays

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The animal shelter in Bladen County is making it easier for you to adopt a pet during the holidays. Full story...
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Group helps save animals from certain death at shelters

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video Many area animal shelters are filled to the brim with animals who need homes. Often, these dogs and cats remain unadopted and eventually may have to be put down in order to make room for the other animals. That's where a local organization steps in to help. Full story...
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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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