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Animals

Two more rabies cases reported in New Hanover County

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Two more cases of rabies have been confirmed in New Hanover County raising the total number of cases this year to 17. Full story...
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$6 rabies vaccines available in Brunswick Co. Saturday

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From Southport to Leland, there are several locations offering $6 rabies vaccinations for your pets Saturday. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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Sunburst Foundation helps four legged friends

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A local organization spent their Labor Day weekend laboring away for their four legged friends. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dogs on Deployment helps military pets while owners deploy

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video Animal shelters often see an influx of pets when member of the military have to deploy. One organization hopes to change that by finding foster parents for the animals. Full story...
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Bobcat killed in Brunswick Co. tests positive for rabies

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a bobcat tested positive for rabies. It's the fourth case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mill puppies adopted; still more dogs that need homes

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videoBecause there are no laws against dog-breeding operations in North Carolina, some refer to our state as puppy mill central. But a two-county sting in southeastern North Carolina has been busted, and the owners pleaded guilty. The animals are now being cared for by rescue groups around the area. One of those groups helping to foster the mill puppies held an adoption Saturday. Full story...
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Doggie discrimination: Black, brown, big dogs harder to adopt out

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video Doggie discrimination? It's a phenomenon some animal shelters face. It turns out, some people overlook dogs because of the color of their fur. Full story...
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Covering the Carolinas: Family robbed, pet dog strangled

One Pitt County family is trying to put the pieces back together. Not only did thieves break into their car, but investigators say they also killed the family dog. Deputies arrested three people in connection with that break-in and several others.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE NEXT DOOR: The Snake Man

When many people think of snakes, they don't exactly have warm and fuzzy feelings. But for Dean Ripa, the slithery creatures are beautiful and majestic.

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NC State Fair moves to limit exposure to livestock

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Health and agriculture officials are taking steps to prevent a repeat of the E.coli outbreak that sickened 25 visitors to the N.C. State Fair in 2011. Full story...
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Man leaves more than $3M to NC Zoo

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A Stanly County man left his entire estate worth more than $3 million to the North Carolina Zoological Society. Full story...
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Two-county sting busts puppy mill

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video In a two-county sting operation sheriff’s offices coordinated to bust a dog breeding operation Friday afternoon. It was profitable for the owners, but deplorable for the animals. Full story...
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NC Zoo welcomes 3 kudus

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The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed three newborn kudus. The kudus are living in the zoo's 37-acre African Plains exhibit. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hear the 911 call from OIB animal bite

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video New details to the animal bite yesterday at Ocean Isle Beach. WWAY obtained the 911 call from the incident, in which an animal bit a 12-year-old boy in the water Full story...
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