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A free rabies clinic is available to New Hanover County residents on Saturday, April 19.
Pet experts say World Rabies Day is a good time to make sure you're dog or cat has been vaccinated. More than 55,000 people die from rabies every year around the world.
While this storm is still churning in the Atlantic it's a good time to talk emergency planning. That includes having a plan ready for your pet. New Hanover County has a third shelter ready for pets in the event of an evacuation. And unlike the other shelters, this one will house both pets and their owners.
With the help of an anonymous donor, the Pender County Humane Society is planning to build a new home. But the effort needs your help.
Animal welfare officials are looking for pets that ran away this week after they were spooked by Independence Day fireworks displays.