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4th annual Salty Paws Festival Saturday

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videoThis weekend it's the 4th annual Salty Paws Festival at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Organizers say it's going to be the best yet. Full story...
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Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary

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A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says much of Buncombe County is a de facto bear sanctuary as the human population continues to grow. Full story...
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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits

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Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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Robeson Co. woman killed in dog attack

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A woman has died in Robeson County after she was attacked by her dogs. Sheriff Ken Sealey says the Pembroke woman was attacked Tuesday as she was trying to stop a fight between the dogs. Full story...
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PETA wants NC New Year's Eve opossum drop halted

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A national animal rights group is headed to court in North Carolina to try to stop a small mountain town's tradition of lowering a caged opossum on New Year's Eve. Full story...
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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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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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