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  • Clear the Shelters: looking for loving homes at Pender County Animal Shelter

    Clear the Shelters: looking for loving homes at Pender County Animal Shelter

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-08-13 10:00:59 GMT
    Kittens of all ages are available for adoption at the Pender County Animal Shelter (Source: WECT)Kittens of all ages are available for adoption at the Pender County Animal Shelter (Source: WECT)

    Looking for a new furry friend in Pender County? You can adopt an animal without spending a dime in adoption fees.

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    Looking for a new furry friend in Pender County? You can adopt an animal without spending a dime in adoption fees.

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  • Brunswick County group works to give dogs homes

    Brunswick County group works to give dogs homes

    Aug 31, 2015 12:53 PM2015-08-31 16:53:00 GMT
    Sep 01, 2015 01:42 PM2015-09-01 17:42:00 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.

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    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.

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  • Animal shelters are not what they used to be

    Animal shelters are not what they used to be

    Aug 14, 2017 10:49 AM2017-08-14 14:49:00 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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  • Pet Ownership 101

    Pet Ownership 101

    Feb 02, 2017 11:01 AM2017-02-02 16:01:00 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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  • Springer: a dog left to die in foreclosed home

    Springer: a dog left to die in foreclosed home

    Jul 21, 2016 01:48 PM2016-07-21 17:48:00 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

    Mar 07, 2016 03:49 PM2016-03-07 20:49:00 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

    Sep 03, 2015 12:27 PM2015-09-03 16:27:00 GMT
    Sep 08, 2015 01:39 PM2015-09-08 17:39:00 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.

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    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.

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  • Abandoned hunting dogs show up in shelters

    Abandoned hunting dogs show up in shelters

    Jul 12, 2018 11:56 AM2018-07-12 15:56:00 GMT
    Hunting dogs are a friendly and active breed but can be complicated to adopt out. (Source: Pixabay)Hunting dogs are a friendly and active breed but can be complicated to adopt out. (Source: Pixabay)

    Hunting dogs are a friendly and active breed but can be complicated to adopt out. Trained to work and having lived their entire life in a kennel they are great with other animals but are slow to engage with people, if at all. 

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    Hunting dogs are a friendly and active breed but can be complicated to adopt out. Trained to work and having lived their entire life in a kennel they are great with other animals but are slow to engage with people, if at all. 

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  • SUCCESS: More than 100 pets adopted during 'Clear the Shelters' in 2016

    SUCCESS: More than 100 pets adopted during 'Clear the Shelters' in 2016

    Jul 28, 2016 01:35 PM2016-07-28 17:35:00 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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