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  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland.
  • The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners

    The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners
    Maureen Royer leaves her 13-year-old dog, Rubie, at home while she works every day, but she doesn't worry that the dog walker won't show up. Royer gets an email every time Rubie's dog walker arrives that tells her not only when the visit started, but...

    Howard County Pets: The Debarking Controversy

    Howard County Pets: The Debarking Controversy
    Q: What does it mean to have a dog “debarked,” and is this inhumane? A: Debarking (also known as “devocalizing”) is a controversial surgical procedure that involves cutting the vocal cords by going through the mouth or an...

    Crying foul on Aberdeen's anti-chicken law [Editorial]

    Frank Turner posed an interesting question to the Aberdeen City Council last week: "On what moral authority do you determine what pets people are and are not allowed to have?" Turner's interest in the question is far from academic. He moved from...

    Has Harford County gone to the dogs? [Letter]

    What has happened to the residents of Harford County? An 81-year-old woman arrested and thrown in jail because her dogs wandered out of her yard a few times? A long time neighbor taking photos of the dogs loose while their owner was in the hospital? A...