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  • Protecting the 'chum chums': Grasso bill aims to support community cats

    Protecting the 'chum chums': Grasso bill aims to support community cats

    County Councilman John Grasso, what’s a chum chum? “It’s a beautiful animal that somebody loves,” said the Republican from Glen Burnie. “It is an animal that is part of your family and friendly to you.” Grasso has proposed legislation to tackle a heated issue in Anne Arundel County: protecting...

  • Whatever floats your goat: Navy's mascots get pampered

    Whatever floats your goat: Navy's mascots get pampered

    Two goats walk into a dog-wash. This is no joke. On Sunday morning, before Bark ‘N’ Bean in Annapolis officially opened for the day, Navy mascot Bill the Goat 37 looked at his twin brother, Bill 36, as if to say, “We goat this.” This was the third annual washing of the goats— a ritual to prepare...

  • Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety." People anxious to relieve...

  • Most popular dog names in Baltimore in 2017

    Most popular dog names in Baltimore in 2017

    A national network of pet sitters and dog walkers, Rover.com has compiled its annual list of the most popular dog names among those in its database. In Baltimore, the top male and female dog names generally reflect the top names nationwide. Rover makes note that baseball-themed names like Boog...

  • Odenton family creates bucket list for adopted senior dog, wins $10,000 grant for BARCS

    Odenton family creates bucket list for adopted senior dog, wins $10,000 grant for BARCS

    When Melissa Davis and her family went to BARCS in June, her child Raven had an unusual request — to adopt the shelter’s oldest dog. Enter Kaylee, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier who was brought to the Baltimore animal shelter when her owners could no longer afford the care for her....

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