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‘The odor was unbearable’: Kids removed from feces-ridden Myrtle Beach home

A Myrtle Beach couple is in jail after police found two children covered in bed bug bites and living in animal feces inside a Socastee home.
Inspectors found this Great Dane in poor health during a visit to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in March 2018. (Photo: NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services)

Inspection: Sampson County Animal Shelter euthanized animals too soon, faces fine

A state inspection of the Sampson County Animal Shelter has revealed a lack of necessary veterinary care for animals, improper record-keeping and the euthanization of more than a dozen dogs and cats before the required minimal three-day holding period.
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Woman makes cat beds out of old sweaters

A Canada woman has found the purrfect way to recycle her old sweaters. Rona Burt is turning them into beds for cats that she donates to a humane society.
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Couple gets parasitic hookworms in feet after walking on Caribbean beach

Dozens of parasitic worms were found burrowing in the feet of a young Canadian couple after a recent trip to the Dominican Republic.

Viral petition aims to include pet food in food stamps

The online petition from Care2 was created in hopes of allowing those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, to be able to purchase pet food. 
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Kittens trapped inside box with packing tape saved by animal shelter

The Pender County Animal Shelter says Saturday morning, they found a box on their front steps sealed shut with packing tape. Staff thought it was a dead pet. Turns out, that wasn't the case.

California becomes 1st state to require pet stores to sell rescue animals

California will soon implement a new statewide ban on sales of animals that includes cats, dogs, and rabbits commercially raised in puppy mills.
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Columbus Co. animal shelter full, can’t take in dogs until Sept. 11

Columbus County Animal Control is not taking any more animals because they are currently over crowded.

Cats and dogs rescued from abandoned house

Columbus County Animal Control responded to a report of abandoned dogs just outside of Whiteville Saturday.

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