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  Pet of the Week

Looking for Pet? Want to help one local animal find a good home? Be sure to watch our "Pet of the Week" segment every Friday only on Carolina in the Morning!

Woman rubs feces on neighbors’ door in retaliation for dog pooping in yard

The neighbors say if their dogs used the bathroom in the woman’s yard, it wasn’t on purpose, and the woman should have tried talking to them to resolve the issue.

Southport's no-kill shelter gives unwanted animals a second chance

Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue or S.O.A.R. is a no kill shelter just a few miles from all the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

Pender County Animal Shelter waiving pet adoption fees

In an effort to reduce overcrowding, the Pender County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees for dogs and cats beginning Friday at 8 a.m.

Columbus County animal shelter to accept animals again Tuesday

Columbus County Animal Control will be accepting animals again on Tuesday.

Adopt a horse and help equine rescue at Help A Horse Day event Saturday

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.

Dozens of cats find new homes in Pender County

The Pender County Animal Shelter is offering to give cats and kittens away June 13-17. Otherwise many of them will have to be euthanized.

Cases of canine influenza confirmed in Wilmington

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

Adoption fair for rescued cats coming up on Saturday

Columbus County Animal Control is hosting an adoption fair on Saturday after an influx of cats has left the shelter over capacity.

'Spring to Adopt' planned in Whiteville

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.

Anonymous donor gives shelter a box of 'smart' dog toys

Dogs housed at the Columbus County Animal Shelter received a gift that will not only enrich their lives, but also engage their brains.

Pet education program coming to Brunswick County school

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.

Dog in distress gets help from Columbus County shelter

An dog has a new lease on life and a new look after getting some much-needed attention on Easter morning.

Walk and Dog Dash coming up Saturday

Hugh MacRae Park is hosting the 11th Annual Walk and Dog Dash on Saturday.

Columbus County animals find homes near and far

With the help of social media, the Columbus County Animal Shelter recently placed animals in Asheville, NC, Maryville, Tenn, Indianapolis and Mozzo, Italy.

Pet Ownership 101

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.

Voiceless Victims: An inside look into New Hanover Animal Services

Take a seat behind the front desk of Animal Services during WECT's documentary Voiceless Victims Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. Some of the stories and images you will see are not intended for our younger viewers.

Adopting a pet: Laws and registration

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit is located at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington, NC. To reach by phone, call 910-798-7500 or by fax 910-341-4349.

Can't find your pet?

What you should do if you can't find your pet.

Are you ready for a pet? Take the quiz!

Are you ready for a pet? Take the quiz!

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

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.

Springer: a dog left to die in foreclosed home

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.

Have you heard about Howie and his owie?

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.

Protect your pets from being poisoned

This year, National Poison Prevention Week is March 20-26. Dr. Eliza Ruffner, a local veterinarian, joined us for WECT News First at Four to talk about the dangers for your pets.

Soaring temperatures a danger for pets

With the record-breaking temperatures this week, pet owners have to take extra precautions to keep their furry ones safe.