Animals

Local News
9:38 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Private Kennel Or Neighborhood Nuisance? City Seeks Compromise

Project HALO is one of about 100 nonprofit animal rescue groups the city partners with to get pets out of shelters. Neighbors complain of noise, odor and traffic. Rescue groups say they're being unfairly targeted by the city's code enforcers.
Credit projecthalo.net

Complaints from animal rescue operations – and from their neighbors – have prompted the Charlotte city manager to have staff look into the current zoning rules regarding operations known as "private kennels."


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Coyotes In The Carolinas

When one thinks about coyotes they might imagine the boisterous and rowdy Wile E. coyote playing pranks on that darn roadrunner. But coyotes don’t just exist in cartoons or the Wild West; they actually dwell in all one hundred counties of North Carolina. And like Wile E. these coyotes are wrecking a little bit of havoc. Coyote attacks on small animals and reported sighting by citizens are ever-rising. So how do we safely co-exist with our furry friends? A conversation about coyotes, when Charlotte Talks.

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Sunday headlines
10:03 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Humane Society rescues 19 dogs from puppy mill

The Humane Society of Charlotte says it rescued 19 breeding dogs early Saturday from a puppy mill in western North Carolina.  The society said its emergency response team found a breeding operation at the site, with 19 Maltese and Maltese mix dogs between 4 and 10 years old.


Officials said the dogs had mouth, eye and skin problems resulting from a lack of veterinary care. They will be treated then sent to foster homes. 

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

The World Of Dog Shows (Rebroadcast)

Dogs in the Charlotte Talks studio! Nine-month-old Kiser the Doberman.
Erin Keever

  There are dog lovers all over the region but our guests today take dog ownership to a very big degree. We’ll meet two people who breed, train and judge dogs for shows. In advance of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next week, we’ll learn what goes into the making of a champion dog, why pure breeds are so important to the dog show world, breeding practices and more. We’ll also be joined by a couple of four legged guests and you will actually hear from them. Originally Aired November 16, 2012

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The World Of Dog Shows

Dogs in the Charlotte Talks studio! Nine-month-old Kiser the Doberman.
Erin Keever

There are dog lovers all over the region but our guests today take dog ownership to a very big degree. We’ll meet two people who breed, train and judge dogs for shows. We’ll learn what goes into the making of a champion dog, why pure breeds are so important to the dog show world, breeding practices and more. We’ll also be joined by a couple of four legged guests and you will actually hear from them. Dog shows are common in the area and we’ll learn more.

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