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A matchmaker for shy, old, disabled dogs at the SPCA

If you go to the SPCA on a weekend, long-time volunteer Jerry Kroll, 85, will ask you to greet a "Jerry Dog" as the staff now affectionately calls them. He brings hard to adopt dogs out to the lobby to help them perk up and hopefully find a home.

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Toby the pig gets a second chance at life

On June 19, 2018 Animal Control officers responded to a call about a 500-pound pig, now named Toby, that had collapsed on the side of I-40. He was later bought at a shelter auction and now lives at Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary in Rougemont, NC.

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NC Zoo working to save orphaned otter pups

Two North American river otter pups were orphaned after their mother was hit by a car. Now the NC Zoo, Wildlife Resources Commission and NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are working to rehabilitate them and hopefully return them to the wild.

A matchmaker for shy, old, disabled dogs at the SPCA

If you go to the SPCA on a weekend, long-time volunteer Jerry Kroll, 85, will ask you to greet a "Jerry Dog" as the staff now affectionately calls them. He brings hard to adopt dogs out to the lobby to help them perk up and hopefully find a home.