| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Alicia I. Floyd, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 13 of Alzheimer's disease at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 75.
The daughter of George Dudley Iverson IV and Gertrude Rausch Iverson, the former Alicia Lee...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Dave Ledford, a self-described “huge animal lover,” has worked at the Carroll County Humane Society for two years.
On Monday, he attempted to reassure about 50 community members attending a meeting at the county office building to discuss...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Robbie Silverman felt uneasy approaching his rabbi about the subject, fearing the spiritual leader of his congregation would find it weird, or at least silly.
But Silverman had lost a loved one only weeks before, and he wanted to do something.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A group of about 40 people gathered Saturday for the Maryland SPCA’s ribbon cutting and grand opening of Project Adopt at White Marsh Mall.
The society’s off-site adoption center is open on the upper level next to JC Penney’s, and...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:15 AM
While I respect commentator Tony Solesky's opinions regarding pit bulls as pets, I cannot agree with them ("Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection," Nov. 14).
I am very sorry Mr. Solesky had to deal with his child being mauled, but to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
I fully support liberating any animal from abuse. It does not follow however, that rescued animals — pit bulls in particular — should be pushed as companion pets by shelters and rescue organizations.
Terry Douglass of Baltimore became the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:48 PM
My chocolate Lab is about 15 pounds overweight. We've tried low-calorie foods and cutting back, but he's hungry and not losing weight. I've heard I can try supplementing with pumpkin or green beans, but what are the best ways to help my boy lose weight?...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The federal Food and Drug Administration today released an update on its investigation into jerky pet treats: As of Sept. 24, the agency says, more than 3,600 pets have become ill and 580 have died after eating the snacks.
In a fact sheet, the FDA...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Baltimore County will build a $5 million animal shelter to replace its aging facility in Baldwin as part of a plan to improve services for pets, officials announced Monday.
The county also will begin offering spay and neuter services at the current...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Seven Baltimore-area rescue groups will team up with Petco on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, for a mega adoption event that hopes to pair as many homeless pets with forever families as possible.
The ASPCA says 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The weather may have been unseasonably warm for early October.
But the warm sun and temperatures in the 80s did not dissuade area pet owners from bringing the four-legged members of their households to the Church of the Ascension to be blessed on Oct....