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  • Tom and Audrey's 2015 nesting season is subject of new book

    Tom and Audrey's 2015 nesting season is subject of new book

    Maryland's favorite osprey couple is the subject of a new book. "Inside an Osprey's Nest: A Photographic Journey through Nesting Season" documents last year's nesting adventures of Tom and Audrey, the osprey duo that lives on Kent Island and is followed by the Chesapeake Conservancy's popular Osprey...

  • What to consider before gifting a pet for the holidays

    What to consider before gifting a pet for the holidays

    Q: Our grandkids have embarked on a campaign to get a pet — any pet — for Christmas. Should we indulge them with a surprise pet? A: As a grandparent myself, I know the urge to indulge! But as a veterinarian, I have to say the decision depends on several factors — most of which should be cause for...

  • Happiness on hooves: Hampstead farm provides trail rides, other events for horse lovers

    Happiness on hooves: Hampstead farm provides trail rides, other events for horse lovers

    Caboose was headed for the slaughterhouse, no doubt about it. Old and very thin, he had come to the end of the trail — or so it seemed. Then Amanda Manown spotted him. "A sale is really crazy," Manown said. "You're going to run 300 horses through this auction in a 3- to 4-hour period. That's a...

  • Baltimore preps properties near Horseshoe casino for sale

    BARCS would be relocated under city plan to sell property

    Baltimore is preparing to sell two properties near the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore for redevelopment, relocating the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. The City Council approved changes this week to a plan passed in 2002 to overhaul the industrial zone, adding outdoor recreational use to the...

  • Harford Humane Society overrun with cats

    Harford Humane Society overrun with cats

    The new headquarters of the Humane Society of Harford County on Connolly Road in Fallston has too many cats. The Humane Society has so many cats it's giving them away free. "We literally have nowhere left to put incoming cats," Cat Kelly, the Humane Society's director of shelter operations, said...

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