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  • A $19,000 kidney transplant for a 17-year-old cat? His Baltimore owner says it was money well spent

    A $19,000 kidney transplant for a 17-year-old cat? His Baltimore owner says it was money well spent

    Not quite four months ago, Betsy Boyd spent 41 percent of her annual salary on a kidney transplant for her ailing 17-year-old cat, Stanley. As a condition of the $19,000 surgery, she also adopted the kidney donor, a 2-year-old tabby named Jay, bringing the total number of felines in her household...

  • Cat yoga brings furry fun to Humane Society of Carroll County

    Cat yoga brings furry fun to Humane Society of Carroll County

    A small group of people sat on yoga mats, each with a pile of cat treats in front of them. Around the room, a handful of cats, some outgoing and others more shy, skulked around the room. As instructor Jacquie Wuertz spoke, calling out yoga poses, meowing could be heard throughout the room. For...

  • 1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore hit a very cute and fuzzy milestone this month: the hatching of its 1,000th African penguin chick. It’s the first time a zoo or aquarium has reached such a feat, the Maryland Zoo said in a release Thursday. The monumental chick was hatched on Feb. 13 — the 13th to...

  • Dogs welcome at Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Dogs welcome at Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Starting next month, Fido can order room service. As of March 1, the Lord Baltimore Hotel will allow guests to check in with their canine companions. Two floors of the hotel have rooms specially designated for pooches, with dog beds and food and water bowls. “As a dog owner, I know how convenient...

  • Dog food 'withdrawn' over euthanasia drug concerns

    Dog food 'withdrawn' over euthanasia drug concerns

    J.M. Smucker is “withdrawing” all lots of certain Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy canned dog food products manufactured since 2016 because they might contain pentobarbital, a sedative used in pet euthanasia. An FDA alert was posted Friday. “The FDA’s preliminary evaluation of the...

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