North Carolina — Bev Perdue recently passed a bill called “Susie’s Law,” which was passed because a dog (Susie) was tortured and burned; the law now states it is a felony offense to abuse an animal in the state of North Carolina. The law went into affect December 1, amending the existing animal cruelty legislation, giving judges the ability to [...]Read more ›
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Wilmington, North Carolina — A family pet is extremely important to most pet owners. They look at that pet almost like a child. So when that pet gets ill, there is only one thing to do, take him or her to the vet. But what if the vet has a wrong diagnosis and cost that pet his life? That is [...]Read more ›
Asheville, North Carolina — A rabid cat has made local residents take a step back and start being cautious with pets and children. Buncombe County health officials are now warning the public about the dangers of handling and feeding stray animals after six people had to get shots because they came in contact with the rabid feline. “An Asheville man [...]Read more ›
Pet owners, today, really put everything they have into the care of their pets. Today’s pets are much more like children or part of the family than they were twenty or thirty years ago. The Mount Airy News, through mtairynews.com, kicks off the first annual Cutest Pet Contest tomorrow, with the opportunity for local residents to honor their pets. Pet [...]Read more ›
Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum has gained international fame since her picture was posted online. She was found outside of a North Carolina animal shelter, along with her sister, Naira, a few years ag Since then, she has been transported across the world to live out her life in luxury in a German zoo. Heidi currently has more than 80,000 friends [...]Read more ›