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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...

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