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Animals

Racoon in New Hanover Co. tests positive for rabies

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videoA raccoon from New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. It's the fifth confirmed case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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28 sea turtles head back to ocean after treatment

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video It's an annual rite of summer for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers loaded up once-injured sea turtles and headed for the beach, where cheering fans greeted the reptiles to watch them hit the water. Full story...
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Suspect takes off, deputy shoots and kills dog

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Brunswick County deputies are looking for a man who ran after they tried to serve warrants and wound up killing his dog. Full story...
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Seagulls create health hazards at county landfill

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videoSeagulls may seem more annoying then harmful, but what they are doing at the New Hanover County :andfill is potentially dangerous to employees and customers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man arrested for crimes against nature involving chihuahua

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videoA Brunswick County man is in jail charged with crimes against nature involving a dog. Full story...
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Fayetteville considers memorial for military dogs

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A Fayetteville group is proposing the creation of a memorial for dogs who have died while serving in the military. Full story...
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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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Pets rescued from overnight house fire

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Wilmington firefighters rescued three pets from an overnight house fire and had to use a pet mask to resuscitate a dog. The fire department says all the animals survived and are doing well. No humans were injured. Full story...
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