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Animals

ONLY ON 3: Dog found on bridge reunited with owner

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videoThere is a happy ending to a story we first told you about last night. A Chihuahua found roaming the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge yesterday evening is back home. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Lost dog stops traffic on Cape Fear Memorial; couple searches for owner

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videoA dog caused a slow down Wednesday evening over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson say they were going with the normal flow around 6 p.m. into Wilmington when cars started slamming on the brakes. Full story...
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New year brings new NC law to protect pets

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videoWith the new year comes new laws, including one designed to protect animals. State leaders amended the existing law on animal shelters, in an effort to help owners find lost pets and relieve overcrowding at shelters among other things. Full story...
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NC animal rescue shelter has decorations stolen

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A Fletcher animal shelter has been hit by thieves again, and this time, it was the Christmas cheer that they made off with. Full story...
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NC wildlife officials to consider rules for bears

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission plans to hold nine public hearings next month on the state's wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the coming years. Full story...
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Fight over NC possum drop event back in court

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North Carolina's wildlife regulators and an animal protection group are headed toward new court hearings over the captured possum used to liven up a mountain town's New Year's Eve celebration. Full story...
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Tribal elders sue Cherokee bear zoo

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Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are suing a North Carolina roadside zoo that keeps bears in concrete pits on reservation land. Full story...
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Dogs from Pender puppy mill to be part of governor's adoption event

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"I'm sold," Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday as he snuggled Lexie in his arms on a chilly day outside the Old Capitol in Raleigh. Lexie looked on with wide eyes but said nothing. Full story...
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McCrory promotes dog adoption, breeder bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory wants the public to adopt some abandoned and maltreated dogs while he and his wife keep seeking legislation to set minimum conditions at large commercial dog breeding operations. Full story...
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