Tregembo Animal Park open for business, despite complaints from PETA

Tregembo Zoo

WILMINGTON — Southeastern North Carolina’s oldest Zoo, Tregembo Animal Park, came under fire this week when PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the well-being of the parks animals. The complaint from PETA states that “an eyewitness recently documented animals in cramped cages […]

Baby donkey ‘Mattie’ shines a spotlight on Pender County’s continuing, post-flood needs

Jewel Horton, manager of the Pender County Animal Shelter. with Mattie, the foal born to a donkey rescued from flood waters.

PENDER COUNTY – A female foal born to a donkey rescued during the flooding in Pender County last week is being described as “the miracle of life,” but the newborn also highlights the continuing needs of the flood-ravaged county. Mattie, as she has been named in deference to the storm that caused the flooding, the Hurricane Matthew, […]