NCVAW Legislative Update

  As usual, it has been a struggle to get anywhere with animal welfare in NC this year. In 2017, the NC General Assembly has a long session where new bills can be introduced. After years of disappointment, NCVAW had high hopes for some advancement, but the majority of our legislators continue to ignore their constituents.      The…

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Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years

Associated Press Jan. 14, 2017 11:16 p.m. ET ELLENTON, Fla.—After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The show will close forever in May, the owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus said. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and…

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Dog Fighting Bust in Jacksonville, NC

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County – Ten North Carolina men were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday for allegedly engaging in illegal dog fighting and selling narcotics in Onslow County, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The following individuals were indicted in a 17-count indictment returned by a federal Grand Jury:…

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NC County Talks about Future of Animal Welfare

By Joyce Orlando jorlando@shelbystar.com Community members met with members of an animal welfare organization Tuesday to discuss ways of controlling the pet population and increasing pet adoption in Cleveland County. Target Zero and Best Friends are both pro-bono animal welfare groups that work with animal shelters across the nation to help bring down the number…

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