156 cats, other animals removed from Reidsville, NC home

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies and animal control workers descended on a Rockingham County home Monday and seized 156 cats, four dogs, and several rabbits. During Monday’s search, some dead animals were found, and there were dozens in need of medical attention. Deputies say many of the animals were underweight, had respiratory infections, and were infested…

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Tell N.C. Dept. of Ag we need stronger Animal Welfare Laws

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is conducting a study of companion-animal welfare, and the public will have the opportunity to provide input. If you cannot attend any of the meetings please email a letter. Click the banner below to sent an email to Dr. Lee Hunter director of the Dept. of Agriculture…

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Miles to go for animal welfare (in North Carolina)

Guilford County is considering an ordinance that would accomplish those objectives (breeder inspections), but a statewide approach would ensure consistency throughout all 100 counties. A proposed “puppy mill bill” stalled in the legislature this year because of concerns raised by breeders and livestock interests. Legitimate operations shouldn’t be burdened by red tape, but the scene…

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Animal Control removes 51 dogs and cats from woman’s home

MOUNT HOLLY — Animal Control officers removed 51 pets, including 41 small dogs, from a woman’s home Friday after ticketing her for animal cruelty. Gaston County Animal Control cited a resident of Forest Drive, Mount Holly, for failing to have the pets vaccinated against rabies and failing to purchase animal licenses. She received a civil…

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