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    Vet who first saw doctor’s 9 dead dogs: ‘A horrible mistake’ Video included

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    The doctor accused of leaving his dogs in a hot car for several hours bonded out of jail several hours after his court hearing. However, the events of that day still haunt the veterinarian where the dogs were first taken. He said he hasn't slept well since the incident. More>>

    SC veterinarian confirms 2 cases of equine illness

    South Carolina's state veterinarian says two animals have died from a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans. More>>

    Bond set at $90,000 for doctor accused of leaving dogs in hot car Video included

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    A Charleston doctor has been charged with animal cruelty after police said he was found with nine dead dogs. His bond was set at $90,000. More>>

    Animal society asks for help caring for kitten caught in fan belt

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    The Charleston Animal Society is hoping the public will come forward with donations to help heal a cat injured in a car’s fan belt. More>>

    Wild pigs surprise swimmers on Sullivan's Island Video included

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    Pigs might not be able to fly, but one decided to take a swim. A pair of wild pigs was seen wading in the waves on Sullivan's Island Friday. More>>

    Number of sea turtle nests down sharply in SC

    The number of loggerhead sea turtle nests on the South Carolina coast is down sharply this year but apparently there is no cause for concern. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant police officer makes special rescue

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    Mount Pleasant police were called to a Hamlin Plantation home for reports of an abandoned baby. More>>

    Critical habitat designated for loggerhead turtles

    Federal authorities have announced critical habitat for the threatened loggerhead sea turtle in Florida and five other Southeastern states. More>>

    Animal Society investigates dog shooting, offers $2500 reward Video included

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    The Charleston Animal Society is asking for the public's help in finding out how a dog got shot in the leg earlier this month. More>>

    Great white shark numbers are surging, study says Video included

    Great white shark numbers are surging in the western North Atlantic after decades of decline. More>>

    Alabaster the albino gator gets clean bill of health

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    Alabaster the albino alligator had a health check-up at the South Carolina Aquarium on Wednesday. He's the resident alligator. More>>

    As pet population blooms, adoption groups spring into action Video included

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    With the stray animal population going through its yearly uptick, families looking to add a furry friend to their home can find great deals at local shelters. More>>

    Aging SC elephant dies during move to Colo. zoo

    The lonely, last African elephant living at a South Carolina zoo is dead after trying to make it to a new home. More>>

    Sea turtle rescued in January returns to ocean

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    A stunned little sea turtle found in January had a happy ending a week ago when she returned to the Atlantic after being nursed back to health by aquarium staffers. More>>

    Teen confesses to abandoning puppy at shelter Video included

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    A teenager admitted to climbing a fence to drop a puppy inside the walls of Charleston Animal Society after the shelter had closed on Tuesday. More>>

    Andrews police officer spots black bear in neighborhood

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    An Andrews police officer spotted a black bear Friday afternoon in a neighborhood. More>>

    State investigating release of 12-foot SC gator

    The state Department of Natural Resources is looking into the release of a 12-foot alligator by a wrangler last weekend. More>>

    14-foot gator found on Kiawah Island Video included

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    Vice President Joe Biden isn't the only one drawing a crowd on Kiawah Island this week. A 14-foot gator on a stroll through a Kiawah neighborhood had a few neighbors stopping to stare. More>>

    Gator heads to clay courts at Wild Dunes

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    A four-foot gator decided to try out life along the baseline of the clay courts at Wild Dunes Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Bravo issues recall for raw pet food sold in Lowcountry

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    Bravo is voluntarily recalling certain lots of their pet foods due to a risk of Listeria monocytogene contamination. More>>

    Lost a furry friend? PetMatch helps grieving pet owners find lookalikes to adopt

    Still reeling from the loss of your beloved tiger cat Meow Man? Go download PetMatch to find a new adorable, adoptable friend that looks just like your old one.
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    Three Nurse Sharks added to the Great Ocean Tank

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    Staff at the South Carolina Aquarium lugged three new residents through their halls Friday. Three large Nurse Sharks are now calling the Great Ocean Tank home. More>>

    First turtle nest of the year spotted, relocated

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    The first sea turtle nest of the year was spotted on Folly Beach Monday. More>>

    Neighbors: SC dog stuck in pipe is free

    Authorities believe a dog that had its head stuck in a segment of pipe for several days is now free. More>>

    Girl Scout penny drive adopts wild dolphin

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    A group of Girl Scouts saved a wild dolphin -- one penny at a time. More>>

    Fishermen find alligator 19 miles off coast during fishing trip Video included

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    Close to 19 miles off Charleston's coast, a pair of deep sea fishermen ran across something unexpected on Monday -- an alligator. More>>

    Officials: Few leads surrounding wild dogs on James Island Video included

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    James Island neighbors say a pack of wild dogs are roaming the streets near Fort Lamar and attacking their pets. More>>

    There's a pitter-patter of furry paws at the Ronald McDonald House

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    Every day the Ronald McDonald house provides families of sick children a home away from home and now their hospitality includes comfort of the furry kind. More>>

    CAS reunites lost dog with owner with help from TV, radio and social media Video included

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    A pup named Phoenix went missing on Christmas night. Now, four months later, she's home with her owner thanks to the Charleston Animal Society and social media. More>>

    2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

    Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. More>>

    Recipe: Crock pot Pet Food

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    This only takes about 5 minutes to load the slow cooker, 5 minutes in the fridge/freezing the bulk of the food. More>>

    CAS and Patriots Point join paws to increase adoptions Video included

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    The USS Yorktown is going to the dogs, and you could jump in paws first with a year of free passes. More>>

    Hunt for snake near starting line of Bridge Run Video included

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    A crew from the Edisto Island Serpentarium is heading out to an apartment complex near the Cooper River Bridge Run starting line, searching for what could be a highly venomous snake. More>>

    Aquarium's 1st release sends 2 turtles to the Gulf Stream Video included

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    Two loggerhead sea turtles are back in the wild thanks to the healing hands at the South Carolina Aquarium's Turtle Hospital. More>>

    CAS makes sweet offer to promote adoptions Video included

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    The Charleston Animal Society is again at capacity and they need to find as many fur-ever homes as they can. More>>

    Beaufort animal services agency gets $6,000 for medication

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    The Beaufort County Animal Services office was awarded this week $6,000 for medication to prevent heartworm prevention. More>>

    Atlanta group helps Savannah pets avoid euthanasia

    Police in coastal Georgia say the Atlanta Humane Society helped more than 30 animals find home and avoid being euthanized. More>>

    Deputy shoots dog after getting bitten

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Department released a statement Monday that a deputy was forced to shoot a dog after the animal attacked him in Awendaw. More>>

    DHEC holds rabies clinics to protect pets

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    Pet owners across the state will have the chance to get their furry friends vaccinated against rabies at a discounted price starting this weekend. More>>

    2nd dead dolphin found in Beaufort Country

    Another dead bottlenose dolphin has been found in Beaufort County. More>>

    Bottlenose dolphin washes up on Hilton Head Island

    A marine biologist says a bottlenose dolphin has died after washing up on Hilton Head Island. More>>

    Cat tossing teen sentenced to 30 days jail or 50 hours service

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    A teen ticketed for animal mistreatment was sentenced to 30 days in jail, according to Charleston Animal Society officials. More>>

    Animal Society treating sick pup left for dead on Johns Island Video included

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    A good Samaritan saved the life of a dying dog that may have been suffering outside since the most recent winter storm, said officials with the Charleston Animal Society. More>>

    Charleston police K9 Winslow dead at 8

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    The Charleston Police Department lost a member of its team on Feb. 28. Retired K9 Winslow died at the age of 8. More>>

    Animal Society treating dog with shotgun wound Video included

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    A dog with a shotgun wound to one of his from legs is being treated by the staff at the Charleston Animal Society. More>>

    Orangeburg hospital patients warned about bats

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    South Carolina health officials want anyone who stayed in the east wing of an Orangeburg hospital this year to call them. More>>

    CAS offers a free, furry way to celebrate Valentine's Day Video included

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    All adult cats and dogs are up for adoption with all fees waived from Wednesday, February 12 until Sunday, February 16. More>>

    Citizens donate bulletproof vest to K-9 Officer

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    The Welborns were sitting in their living room watching TV when they saw a story about a dog getting a bulletproof vest. That's when Paul Welborn turned to his wife and said, "We can do that."
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    SC prisons program uses dogs to teach compassion

    A new program is taking off in South Carolina's prisons to help inmates develop compassion for others. More>>

    Beaufort animal shelter wins Facebook competition

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    The Beaufort County Animal Shelter won 4,000 pounds of dog and cat food in a Facebook competition. More>>

    Teen charged after posting cat tossing video online

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    A Summerville High School student was arrested Tuesday for a video he posted on Vine, Facebook and Instagram, police said. More>>

    Red Cross releases app for pet emergencies

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    The American Red Cross has released a new smartphone app to help pet owners with first aid in emergencies. More>>

    SC Aquarium helps turtle stunned by the cold

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    The Turtle Hospital over at the SC Aquarium is helping a juvenile turtle recover from the record cold temperatures that hit the Lowcountry. More>>

    CAS offers free adult dog adoptions Video included

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    Despite warnings that it was too cold outside, the Charleston Animal Society says someone has been leaving their dogs to fend for themselves in record cold temperatures. More>>

    Cold weather plans implemented as cold creeps into SC

    Cold weather is heading into South Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a wind child advisory for northwestern South Carolina from Monday night until noon Tuesday. More>>

    Cat rescued from drain pipe on Nason roof Video included

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    Officials with Pet Helpers have called in for reinforcements after a cat was seen stuck on the roof of a James Island medical center. More>>

    The Purrfect Gift: A Fur-ever Home! Video included

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    With hundreds of pets in need of loving homes, folks turned to the Charleston Animal Society to hand deliver some new furry friends just in time for Christmas morning. More>>

    Top pet gifts from around the Web

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    Be it hitting holiday sales or getting all of that shopping done online, there’s one family member you may be forgetting to buy for: Your furry friend.
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    Bear cubs found in Oconee County released

    Three black bears found in a box in Oconee County earlier this year have been returned to the wild. More>>

    Citadel pups officially take the reigns as old guard retires Video included

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    The adorable new mascots at the Citadel have been making the rounds for a while now, but Friday afternoon, the Changing of the Guard will be official. More>>

    Family loses 4 of 5 dogs in antifreeze poisoning

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    A West Ashley family lost four of their five dogs after the animals ingested antifreeze, according to the Charleston Animal Society. More>>

    CAS offers free furry friends to government workers

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    The Charleston Animal Society is offering fee-waived adoptions to government employees and military personnel. More>>

    Report: Man says he shot neighbor's dog to protect his wife

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    Georgetown police responded to a Morrison Street home for reports of a dog being shot. More>>

    Animal Society kicks off dog training classes this weekend

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    The Charleston Animal Society will start a new round of dog training classes this weekend at Palmetto Islands County Park. More>>

    CAS' calendar debut party rakes in cash for Toby's Fund

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    If there's a lesson to be learned from Charleston Animal Society's firefighter calendar, it's that shirtless firefighters can raise a lot of money in a hurry. More>>

    One of 45 rescued dogs adjusting well to new home

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    Through the gates and off the leash everyday is another new experience for Chase. More>>

    2014 firefighter calendar debut party set for tonight

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    Fans of firefighters wearing very little clothing will want to clear their calendars Thursday night for the 2014 Firefighter Calendar Debut Party to benefit Charleston Animal Society. More>>

    Annual golf tournament benefits sea turtles

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    Golfers on the South Carolina coast are teeing off to help sea turtles. More>>

    CAS aids in largest dog-fighting ring bust in South's history

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    A multi-state investigation resulted in the rescue of 367 dogs from what officials are calling the largest dog-fighting ring in the South and the second largest in the nation. More>>

    Pet-friendly block party held in North Charleston

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    People and their furry friends are invited to attend a block party in North Charleston on Saturday. More>>

    DHEC: Girl bitten by fox exposed to rabies

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    An 11-year-old Berkeley County girl that was bitten by a fox has been exposed to rabies, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control officials. More>>

    Hilton Head woman bitten by alligator

    A Hilton Head Island woman is still in a bit of shock after she was attacked by an alligator. More>>

    Bow Wow! SC shelter offers free cat, dog adoptions

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    A sharp increase in the number of dogs and cats dropped off at the St. Francis Animal Center in Georgetown is leading the shelter to waive its $100 to $250 adoption fees this week. More>>

    Crews respond to report of gator on beach

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    Sullivan's Island Animal Control is responding to reports that an alligator was spotted on the beach. More>>

    Moncks Corner man recovers in MT hospital after 40-foot fall in car

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    A 30-year-old Moncks Corner man is recovering in a Missoula, Mont., hospital after spending more than a day trapped upside down in his car after it went off a rural road and down a ravine. More>>

    Grad student turns Magnolia Gardens into a bat lab

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    A grad students from Auburn University is using high-tech equipment to study bat behavior at Magnolia Gardens. More>>

    Meetings to consider setting 750 miles of beach as loggerhead habitat

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    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a public hearing on designating 750 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi as critical habitat for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. More>>

    CAS's Community Food Bank needs your help to help needy pets

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    When pet owners are in financial trouble, one resource to help feed their pets is the Charleston Animal Society's Community Food Bank. That resource, however, needs some help as well. More>>

    3 sea turtles released on IOP

    The South Carolina Aquarium released three sea turtles after their treatment at the aquarium's hospital. More>>

    Alligator captured on Isle of Palms, euthanized

    A 9 ½-foot alligator has been captured on the beach at the Isle of Palms. More>>

    Second kitten saved from under bridge, taken to Pet Helpers

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    Just one day after Mingo the kitten was saved from Black Mingo Creek, another kitten was turned in to Pet Helpers with a similar story. More>>

    Scientists save kitten from Black Mingo Creek

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    Sharp-eyed volunteers with an underwater archaeology project on the Black River saw what looked like a "little ball of fur" clinging to the 41 bridge piling over Black Mingo Creek. More>>

    Gator attacked with arrows, euthanized in SC

    An alligator on Hilton Head Island was euthanized after it was found with 11 arrow wounds, including two through its eyes. More>>

    Loggerhead designation cost about $150,000 a year

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    A federal agency estimates it will cost $150,000 a year to administer the Endangered Species Act along hundreds of miles of the Southeast coast designated as critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles. More>>

    Kittenpalooza takes over Northwoods Mall

    More than just hot summer fashions were found at the mall Saturday. You could find an adorable pair of kittens to go with that new outfit. More>>

    Citadel bulldogs retire, make way for new puppies

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    When cadets come back to the Citadel next fall, they will be greeted by two new fuzzy faces. More>>

    Kittenpalooza to take over Northwoods Mall

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    More than just hot summer fashions can be found at the mall this weekend. You could find an adorable pair of kittens to go with that new outfit. More>>

    Firefighters bare almost all for CAS calendar

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    Nearly two months after showing their moves to hundreds of screaming women, the cream of the firefighting crop met up again Wednesday afternoon to bare almost everything for a charity calendar. More>>

    Endangered wolves get new home at Charlestowne Landing

    Four endangered red wolves have a new home at the birthplace of the Carolinas. More>>

    SC shelter takes in more than 70 animals in 2 days

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    Officials at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter say they believe many of the more than 70 dogs and cats they've accepted in two days have owners, but no one has claimed the animals. More>>

    CAS warns: Secure your pets for the 4th

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    If you're setting off fireworks at home for the Fourth, the Charleston Animal Society has some helpful tips to keep your furry friends from freaking out at the sounds of celebration. More>>

    Burned, starved horse 'Whisper' nears full recovery

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    A horse burned and starved nearly to death more than a year ago has made a remarkable recovery. More>>

    SC rescue group walks to offer medicine for dogs

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    An animal rescue and rehabilitation group is sponsoring an evening walk in Sumter for dogs and their humans to provide medication for ill canines. More>>

    Fostering proves to be a rewarding experience

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    Fostering kittens has been a nurturing experience in more ways than one for a Lowcountry family. More>>

    Tracking bobcats on Kiawah Island

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    Kiawah is known as being a golf and tennis resort, but the island is also home to lots of wildlife.

     
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    Wildlife is plentiful on Kiawah Island

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    Kiawah Island has 10 miles of beautiful beach, but there are also miles and miles of walking and biking trails. It is a perfect example of how nature and people can coexist. More>>

    Animal Society sets record with single-day adoptions

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    The Charleston Animal Society on Wednesday set a new single-day record for pet adoptions. The group adopted out 203 pets on Wednesday. More>>

    State worker in coma after pit bull attack

    An employee of South Carolina's environmental agency is in a coma after he was attacked by a two pit bull dogs in Dillon County. More>>

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