Anyone looking for a horse has a chance to get one at a reduced rate on Saturday. Cape Fear Equine Rescue will participate in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Help A Horse Day open house and adoption event at 993 Lillington Lane in Rocky Point. The event lasts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gurganus Feed and Grain Company will host a "Spring to Adopt" fair on Saturday for the Columbus County Animal Shelter. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at 7 Lewis Smith Shopping Center in Whiteville, NC.
A group of fourth graders in Brunswick County will soon get an education in how to properly care for pets. Paws-Ability, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to improve animal welfare in Brunswick County, is planning a six-week pet education program for the fourth-grade students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School beginning Thursday.
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.
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.