"The Secret Life of Pets," an animated comedy about how pets live after we leave each day, is in theaters Friday, July 8. The movie stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.
Police officer Sylvia Cuelho aided in rescue of German shepherd that fell from a vehicle on Highway 99 in April. The dog, nicknamed "Freeway Frida," is still receiving medical treatment. Cuelho intends to adopt her if the owner doesn't step forward in the next week.
Sir Ernest Bunnybottom, a Raleigh, NC corgi and his owner Edie Ferris have a young friend named Anika who needs a service dog to help with the seizures she has as a result of Baraitser-Winter Syndrome. Sprout Patterns, a division of Spoonflower, Inc. is sponsoring the corgi along with his custom Harley Dog jackets. Donations can be made via their First Giving page, 4 Paws for Anika at firstgiving.com.
After eight ducklings were reported in a storm drain in downtown Wichita, Kansas on June 18, 2016, a crew from the city's public works department, on their day off, came to the rescue. They reunited the babies with their worried mother.
Apex’s Peak City Pig Fest has cooking competitions, a beer garden, live music, pig races and a play area for kids. In downtown Raleigh, London Bridge Pub makes a splash for pups. Check out our other weekend picks.
Twelve K-9 comfort dogs from 7 states arrived in Orlando, FL to provide much needed smiles and healing to those grieving in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Lutheran Church Charities, of Northbrook, IL, brought the dogs to Orlando to comfort not only shooting victims and their families, but anyone who needs a little love.
Susan and John Dixon adopted Marvin about 10 years ago when their son, Alex, was 10 and daughter Cara was 8. They gave him up for adoption soon after. Recently they got a call from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control after their name was retrieved on Marvin’s chip after someone dropped him off at the shelter. The family decided to re-adopt Marvin and are now happily living together again.
Most dogs love the beach – the sand, the water, the socializing – but not all North Carolina beaches are dog friendly. Here’s a list of good beaches for you and your mutt, and some safety tips to follow.