• 64°

Over 80 animals seized from Wanchese residence

The Outer Banks SPCA seized more than 80 animals from a residence on Brinkly Drive in Wanchese between April 23 and 24. Seized were dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, goats, geese, two ponies, one horse, a pig and more.

The investigation was launched after further complaints of animal cruelty were filed with the Outer Banks SPCA. “Environmental conditions were extremely neglected, noxious and unsafe, leading to the removal of the animals,” according to a release from the Outer Banks SPCA.

The search warrant and investigation were executed by team consisting of members from animal care staff and the Animal Control department of the Outer Banks SPCA as well as members of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. The offices of Environmental Health and Dare County Social Services were also on site.

All animals removed are receiving care and treatment by the Outer Banks SPCA. The investigation remains open and charges have not yet been filed.

“The Outer Banks SPCA is working hard to meet the individual needs of each of these eighty-plus animals,” said the release. “If you are able to do so, please consider making a contribution.”

Donations can be made in person at the Dare County Animal Shelter at 1031 Driftwood Drive in Manteo, online via www.OBXSPCA.org/donate, or mailed to: PO Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

Lowering of flags through Friday to honor UNC Charlotte victims

Workshop sets budget course for Dare

Business

Large outdoor venues will be allowed to open at 7% in North Carolina

News

NC 12 reopening pushed back to Wednesday afternoon

News

Sections of NC 12 remains closed, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service suspended

News

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling moratorium to North Carolina

News

Manteo hires deputy town clerk

News

Kill Devil Hills commissioners approve new land use plan

Business

Hall named to Currituck Chamber board

News

Cape Hatteras National Seashore posts beach conditions update for Monday morning

News

NCDOT expects parts of NC 12 to remain closed through Tuesday afternoon

News

North Carolina’s unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

Crime

Arrest made in Saturday shooting on Knotts Island

News

NC 12 on Hatteras Island to reopen at 5 p.m., NCDOT advises ‘extreme caution’

News

NC 12 on Ocracoke back open, ferry service resumes

News

Overwash causes closure of parts of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke

News

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

News

Regional COVID-19 case count update

News

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

News

Duck Town Council reviews promotions and contracts

News

Mascot name change presentation brought to Dare Board of Education

News

Dare County warns about coastal flooding and NC 12 impact

News

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative linemen travel to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Sally damage

Crime

UPDATED: Body found in Virginia believed to be missing North Carolina man, suspect charged

Hyde

NCDOT: Bigfoot Slough dredging tentatively scheduled for next week

News

Cooper: North Carolina can elementary schools move to Plan A in October