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  • Baby ducks rescued from storm drain in Eastport

    Baby ducks rescued from storm drain in Eastport

    There was a family reunion in Eastport Monday thanks to the Annapolis Fire Department. Firefighters helped rescue a brace of baby ducks from a storm drain after they received a call from a concerned citizen. St. Anne's 8th grader Jill Jackson had a grown duck flying in a panic near the storm drain...

  • Remembering the fight to protect ferrets

    Remembering the fight to protect ferrets

    Buddy and Gumby squirm around like furry worms on speed. Their bodies stretch and collapse into balls, their paws clambering for an object that seems eternally just out of reach. They’re escape artists. Look away for a minute and they’ll sneak inside your dishwasher or reclining chair — perhaps...

  • Coastal Creatures: Animals to spot on your beach vacation

    Coastal Creatures: Animals to spot on your beach vacation

    Here's a photo gallery roundup of some of the coastal creatures you're bound to see this summer on your East Coast beach getaway.

  • Torrey Smith makes big donation to BARCS after Pawject Runway

    Torrey Smith makes big donation to BARCS after Pawject Runway

    Although Torrey Smith is no longer a Raven, he continues to give back to Baltimore. After the Pawject Runway fundraiser for BARCS Saturday night, Torrey and Chanel Smith made a huge donation to the shelter, covering the adoption fees for every dog and cat at the event. They also made an extra donation...

  • March for the Animals photos

    March for the Animals photos

    The Maryland SPCA held its annual March for the Animals on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The walk-a-thon and festival helps the SPCA care for homeless pets. Take a look at photos from Saturday along with images from past years. For more info, go to support.mdspca.org. 

  • Animatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our lives

    Animatronic pets at retirement homes a sign of how robots will contribute to our lives

    Mary Thompson sits in a hallway at Glen Meadows Retirement Community, staring aimlessly. Since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around six years ago, it's been difficult to get the 86-year-old to interact with others, her son Mark Thompson said. Most of her sentences don't make sense and she...

  • AKC 2016 Top Dog Breeds

    AKC 2016 Top Dog Breeds

    Labrador retrievers extended their record run as America's most popular dog breed, leading the American Kennel Club's new rankings for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers are enjoying renewed favor, and some other dogs have been striding up the popularity ladder.

  • Baltimore zoo's baby penguins take their first plunge

    Baltimore zoo's baby penguins take their first plunge

    Seven baby penguins will take their first plunge in the outdoor pool with the rest of the colony at the Maryland zoo in Baltimore. On Thursday morning, Penguin Coast staff will introduce the chicks, all born in October and November, to the outdoor pool to swim with the other adult and older juvenile...

  • Program would help link veterans with therapy dogs

    Program would help link veterans with therapy dogs

    Sgt. Matthew Morres couldn't escape the sense that he had lost a piece of himself when he first returned home from Afghanistan. After an explosion broke his back and left him with traumatic brain injury, he was told he would have to be medically retired. "When they told me, 'Sgt. Morres, you're...

  • Bald Eagle at Harford animal hospital healing, needs your fish

    Bald Eagle at Harford animal hospital healing, needs your fish

    If you happen to have any fresh fish lying around, an animal hospital in Harford County would be willing to take it off your hands. Chadwell Animal Hospital in Abingdon has a hungry critter on hand, and it’s not your typical pet. This one is a Bald Eagle. According to a Facebook post, Chadwell...

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