north carolina

  • German Shepherd, cemetery’s guardian angel, reunites with his worried family

    German Shepherd, cemetery’s guardian angel, reunites with his worried family

    The dog developed an affinity for a nearby cemetery, and even went so far as to walk women from their cars and help humans deal with grief…then, he was stolen.

  • Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013

    Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.

  • Photographer credited with saving shelter dogs

    Photographer credited with saving shelter dogs

    A professional photographer in North Carolina takes Wake County dogs out of the shelter for photo shoots in hopes they will help get the animals adopted.

  • Wrigley heiress charters private jet to fly Marine’s dogs home

    Wrigley heiress charters private jet to fly Marine’s dogs home

    Marine Staff Sergeant Andrew Morales met two Anatolian Shepherd mixes during a tour in Afghanistan and wanted to bring the dogs home with him, but the major airlines said “no.”

  • Pit Bull named “American Hero Dog” at 2013 Hero Dog Awards

    Pit Bull named “American Hero Dog” at 2013 Hero Dog Awards

    Elle won the coveted title from a field of seven nominees; she was rewarded for her efforts in helping educate children about dog safety in her home state of North Carolina.

  • At least half of U.S. dogs now overweight

    At least half of U.S. dogs now overweight

    Fifty-two percent of dogs in the U.S. are obese or overweight; excessive body weight can cause a host of problems like physical ailments and lack of mobility.

  • Meet the 2013 Petties Grant $10K winner: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary

    Meet the 2013 Petties Grant $10K winner: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary

    Nestled in the small town of St. Pauls in North Carolina, is a place for some very special cats — a lifetime sanctuary for felines who all have one thing in common. They are all blind. Welcome to the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, winner of the 2013 Petties Grant $10,000 prize. Each year the […]

  • Alzheimer’s victim rescued by her loyal Doberman

    Alzheimer’s victim rescued by her loyal Doberman

    North Carolina resident and Alzheimer’s patient Dottie Schnabel, 68, survived 17 long hours wandering in the woods behind her Cabarrus County home, lost, and confused. If it wasn’t for her faithful canine companion, a Doberman Pinscher named Duchess, Dottie might not have made it through the night. Dottie’s husband, Dick Schnabel, tells NBC News his […]

  • North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill

    North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill

    A bill introduced Tuesday in the North Carolina House of Representatives aims to designate six “aggressive” dog breeds and to regulate the ownership of those breeds and breed mixes. House Bill 956 classifies the Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull (including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the […]