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Preparation pays off for pets during hurricane season

By on July 30, 2020

North Carolina is officially a full month into hurricane season, and given the state’s recent history with damaging storms it can only be a good idea to make sure you and your family are prepared. Among those family members who

Animal shelters adapt and adjust to COVID-19

By on April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions across the state for many. When your operation relies on a steady supply of volunteers and community outreach, the shut down of services can be especially hard. Animal shelters across the state have shut

Spay/Neuter Program encourages responsible pet ownership

By on July 24, 2017

Some of the best things that owning a dog or a cat can bring include unconditional love and companionship. But pets also bring their share of expenses, including food, vaccinations and, of course, the cost of spaying or neutering. The

News Roundup: Dec. 20 – Jan. 2

By on January 2, 2015

 Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Christmas tree farms a

News Roundup: April 14-20

By on April 20, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Pavilion gets official touch,”

Faces in the Field: Shelley Swaim, Animal Welfare Inspector

By on August 1, 2011

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section has come a long way in the six years since it was established. The section is responsible for inspecting and regulating animal shelters, boarding facilities and pet shops across

Shannon Joyner named January Employee of the Month

By on March 30, 2011

Shannon Joyner, an administrative assistant in the NCDA&CS’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, was recently named the January 2011 Employee of the Month. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized her for her contribution to the department during a ceremony in

Field Trip: Tagging along on a boarding kennel inspection

By on June 29, 2010

Earlier this spring, we had the opportunity to take a Field Trip to find out what an animal welfare inspector looks for when inspecting a boarding kennel. In the video, animal welfare inspector Joe Blomquist takes us on a tour