Missing: male Border Collie mix

A male Border Collie mix is missing from the Mayes Road/Black Farms Road area off NC 73 near the Huntersville-Davidson line. If you see this dog, please call Cindy at 704-634-8236.

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Raptor Center milestones: 30 years, 18,000 patients

This osprey became the Carolina Raptor Center's 18,000th patient May 31. They're calling the bird "Eighteen Grand." (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

This osprey became the Carolina Raptor Center’s 18,000th patient May 31. The bird was dubbed “Eighteen Grand.” (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

HUNTERSVILLE – The Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center at Carolina Raptor Center admitted its 18,000th patient on Friday, May 30 – an osprey nicknamed “18 Grand” in honor of the milestone.

This is a huge accomplishment for the center, which only treats eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, owls, osprey, and various other raptors. Carolina Raptor Center is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve this year. Read the full story

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CMPD, Humane Society host ‘mega adoption’ days

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CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care and Control and the Humane Society of Charlotte will host MEGA-adoption event on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2014, at Animal Care and Control’s shelter located at 8315 Byrum Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. The goal is to find loving and permanent homes for 100 animals over the two days. Read the full story

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Have you seen Ollie? Missing from Mill Creek

Have you seen Ollie

Have you seen Ollie?

Jeff Wright sends this note: “Ollie has been missing since Saturday from the Mill Creek Neighborhood (behind Oak Street Mill) in Cornelius. Would you please post something – we are very worried about him. Call Emily at 704-604-2439 if you’ve seen him.”

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Urbanization, higher temps can affect butterfly emergence

This butterfly paused briefly on a sunflower during the annual butterfly release Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at DCPC Weekday Preschool in Davidson. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

This butterfly paused briefly on a sunflower during the annual butterfly release Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at DCPC Weekday Preschool in Davidson. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

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An international team of researchers has found that a subset of common butterfly species are emerging later than usual in urban areas located in warmer regions, raising questions about how the insects respond to significant increases in temperature. Read the full story

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Cleo is missing from N. Main St. Davidson

Cleo is lost from North Main Street in Davidson.

Cleo is lost from North Main Street in Davidson.

Please be on the lookout for a lost dog. The dog is a female Boston Terrier / Chihuahua mix and is brown with white markings. The dog is approximately 15lbs and is wearing a purple collar with the name “Cleo.”

The dog was last seen on N Main St. If located, please call: Rebecca at 704-728-8665 or 704-895-1131.

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DavidsonNews.net/pets

Welcome to our Pets page, with news of interest to animal lovers, events listings, adoptable pets of the week, and our lost and found pets listings. We're also looking for your favorite photos of your pets (and you, too).

Send lost pet notices, news tips, information about upcoming events and links to your favorite animal articles elsewhere on the web to Michelle Marckwardt or the editor, editor@davidsonnews.net

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See our Davidson Classifieds page for additional listings of pets in search of homes and pet-related services, such as dog-walking or pet-sitting, www.davidsonnews.net/classifieds.

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