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  • Adoption fees waived to Clear the Shelter Aug. 19

    Adoption fees waived to Clear the Shelter Aug. 19

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-08-18 14:48:56 GMT

    The animal shelters in Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19. The animal shelter in Brunswick County will provide adopters with items to get them off to a good start with their new pet. 

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    The animal shelters in Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 19. The animal shelter in Brunswick County will provide adopters with items to get them off to a good start with their new pet. 

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  • Animal shelters are not what they used to be

    Animal shelters are not what they used to be

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-08-14 14:49:39 GMT
    New Hanover County Animal Shelter (Source: WECT)New Hanover County Animal Shelter (Source: WECT)

    For years animal shelters have been perceived as the worst place an animal could go. You didn't want your lost pet to wind up there and you didn't want to take an animal you found there. The shelters of today focus more on an animal's well being and finding a new home than just a place for them to die.
     

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    For years animal shelters have been perceived as the worst place an animal could go. You didn't want your lost pet to wind up there and you didn't want to take an animal you found there. The shelters of today focus more on an animal's well being and finding a new home than just a place for them to die.
     

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  • Cases of canine influenza confirmed in Wilmington

    Cases of canine influenza confirmed in Wilmington

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:47:05 GMT

    Veterinarians are concerned about the spread of Canine Influenza in the Cape Fear region. What you need to know to protect your pup.

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    Veterinarians are concerned about the spread of Canine Influenza in the Cape Fear region. What you need to know to protect your pup.

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  • Pet Ownership 101

    Pet Ownership 101

    Thursday, February 2 2017 11:01 AM EST2017-02-02 16:01:04 GMT

    It costs about $70 to adopt a pet from the New Hanover County Animal Shelter, which covers the cost for a long list of vaccinations and microchipping. But picking out a pet is the fun part which often overshadows the reality of its full-time care.

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    It costs about $70 to adopt a pet from the New Hanover County Animal Shelter, which covers the cost for a long list of vaccinations and microchipping. But picking out a pet is the fun part which often overshadows the reality of its full-time care.

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  • Brunswick County group works to give dogs homes

    Brunswick County group works to give dogs homes

    Monday, August 31 2015 12:53 PM EDT2015-08-31 16:53:53 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 1:42 PM EDT2015-09-01 17:42:27 GMT
    Cheri McLain started an organization five years ago called Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) in an effort to help the overcrowding issue at the Brunswick County animal shelter.More >>
    Cheri McLain started an organization five years ago called Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) in an effort to help the overcrowding issue at the Brunswick County animal shelter.More >>
  • Have you heard about Howie and his owie?

    Have you heard about Howie and his owie?

    Jun 22, 2016 11:08 AM2016-06-22 15:08:00 GMT

    Howie is a two month old beagle who was recently rescued by the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services. The puppy has no feeling in his back leg due to a spinal injury that left him dragging his back legs.

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    Howie is a two month old beagle who was recently rescued by the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services. The puppy has no feeling in his back leg due to a spinal injury that left him dragging his back legs.

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  • SUCCESS: More than 100 pets adopted during 'Clear the Shelters'

    SUCCESS: More than 100 pets adopted during 'Clear the Shelters'

    Thursday, July 28 2016 1:35 PM EDT2016-07-28 17:35:43 GMT

    More than 45,000 pets across the nation found their fur-ever home during the month of July. Of those animals, more than 20,000 were adopted during the Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, July 23.

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    More than 45,000 pets across the nation found their fur-ever home during the month of July. Of those animals, more than 20,000 were adopted during the Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, July 23.

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  • Springer: a dog left to die in foreclosed home

    Springer: a dog left to die in foreclosed home

    Thursday, July 21 2016 1:48 PM EDT2016-07-21 17:48:14 GMT

    After being found in a crate, abandoned in a foreclosed home, Springer is thriving with one of the men who helped him when he showed up at the animal shelter in Brunswick County.

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    After being found in a crate, abandoned in a foreclosed home, Springer is thriving with one of the men who helped him when he showed up at the animal shelter in Brunswick County.

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  • Dog adoption program a hit at Pender prison

    Dog adoption program a hit at Pender prison

    Monday, March 7 2016 3:49 PM EST2016-03-07 20:49:30 GMT
    Mar 11, 2016 03:49 PM2016-03-11 20:49:00 GMT

    Five dogs that used to be housed in an animal shelter have new homes after going through weeks of training with some of the inmates at the Pender Correctional Institution. The Positive Partners Prison program has given over 150 dogs a new leash on life.

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    Five dogs that used to be housed in an animal shelter have new homes after going through weeks of training with some of the inmates at the Pender Correctional Institution. The Positive Partners Prison program has given over 150 dogs a new leash on life.

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  • Behind the scenes at NHCSO animal services

    Behind the scenes at NHCSO animal services

    Thursday, September 3 2015 12:27 PM EDT2015-09-03 16:27:26 GMT
    Tuesday, September 8 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-09-08 17:39:15 GMT
    Members of the animal services unit in New Hanover County answer calls about dangerous dogs, dog bites, strays and requests to check on an abused animal. If you thought they just go pick up animals and take them straight to the shelter you're wrong.More >>
    Members of the animal services unit in New Hanover County answer calls about dangerous dogs, dog bites, strays and requests to check on an abused animal. If you thought they just go pick up animals and take them straight to the shelter you're wrong.More >>

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