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  • Animal adoptions are on the rise — and not just for dogs and cats

    Animal adoptions are on the rise — and not just for dogs and cats

    As more than 30 people mill around the main room of the nonprofit rescue Friends of Rabbits’ open house, 13-year-old Sophia Houston and her brother, 11-year-old Levi, are oblivious to the noise and activity. They sit inside a metal playpen on the floor of the Columbia home, playing with and petting...

  • Humane society: 2 cats fatally shot with arrows in Maryland

    Humane society: 2 cats fatally shot with arrows in Maryland

    Two cats have been fatally shot with arrows in Maryland in the last two months, prompting a call for information. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown cites a release from the Humane Society of Washington County that says someone found a cat shot through the upper body on July 19. The cat was alive when...

  • About 150 cats and dogs hope to find new homes at adoption event at Maryland State Fairgrounds

    About 150 cats and dogs hope to find new homes at adoption event at Maryland State Fairgrounds

    Traci Ballard and her son Reed came to the Maryland State Fairgrounds adoption event Saturday — prepared with a zebra-stripped pet carrier they purchased the night before — ready to bring home a new family member. Less than an hour after the event began, the mother and son from Forest Hill were...

  • Polynesian piglets join the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

    Polynesian piglets join the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

    Orville and Wilbur haven’t heard the phrase, “when pigs fly.” With names that nod to the Wright brothers, the two KuneKune pigs are the newest additions to Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The 5-month-old piglets have joined the Farmyard area at the zoo in Druid Hill Park. With short snouts and round,...

  • Emaciated puppy found under pile of trash is fighting for her life

    Emaciated puppy found under pile of trash is fighting for her life

    An emaciated 10-month-old puppy is clinging to life not quite two days after she was found buried beneath a pile of trash inside a Kenilworth Park apartment. “Henrietta is at the ER right now,” said Lizzy Grap, an employee of the Baltimore Animal Rescue Care Shelter (BARCS), which is paying for...

  • Shelters across Maryland offering free cat adoptions throughout July

    Shelters across Maryland offering free cat adoptions throughout July

    If you’ve been on the fence about getting a cat, July might be the time to pounce. For the second year in a row, 20 shelters across the state are waiving adoption fees for cats and kittens during July, according to a news release from the Maryland SPCA. Those who adopt cats or kittens from the...

  • Charm Kitty Cafe to close in July

    Charm Kitty Cafe to close in July

    Charm Kitty Cafe, the Clipper Mill Road cat cafe, announced Monday that it will be closing next month. The catfe, which opened in September, stated in a Facebook post that July will be its last month in operation. The shop, which allowed feline-lovers to enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats among...

  • Howard County police rescue lamb from stream

    Howard County police rescue lamb from stream

    There was no blood at the scene of a police rescue Sunday in Columbia — but there was plenty of bleating. Howard County police responded to Eaglebeak Row in Columbia’s Long Reach neighborhood Sunday after passersby called the department to report a lamb trapped in a nearby stream, according to...

  • Free Marmalade: Harbor seal rescued by National Aquarium returned to seawater in Ocean City

    Free Marmalade: Harbor seal rescued by National Aquarium returned to seawater in Ocean City

    The seal lifts his head, suddenly smelling seawater. He hears the waves. He remembers this place. It’s a sunny June day in Ocean City, where the harbor seal was found by the National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue team in March. At the time, he was breathing heavily, sick with pneumonia and cuts on his...

  • BARCS waives adoption fees for pets through Friday

    BARCS waives adoption fees for pets through Friday

    The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is waiving adoption fees through Friday to free up space to rescue more cats and dogs. The no-kill shelter at 301 Stockholm St. posted a big red box on its Facebook page reading “ALERT OUT OF SPACE” in big white letters to emphasize the urgency of the...

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