| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Humane Society of Harford County Inc. and Pets for Patriots Inc. have joined forces to give active, disabled and retired military service members and their families the gift of a pet's unconditional love, while providing dogs and cats with a second...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Humane Society of Harford County leaders have not yet made any changes to their policies regarding the handling and euthanasia of animals considered dangerous, but they are continuing to review the situation after staffers at the shelter euthanized a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
A Pasadena man charged with 134 counts of animal cruelty was placed on one year of probation last week after he said he tried to keep the animals at his home in an effort to rescue them.
Shane Christopher Taylor was given probation before judgment by...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Luna's House Inc., a Harford County animal shelter, was represented by Lynne Freund and Linda Bullis at the annual No-Kill Conference held July 13-14 in Washington, D.C.
They attended a variety of workshops to assist Luna's House in continuing the life...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:14 PM
As Fable, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, lies on a table at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, she doesn't seem to notice the needle in her jugular vein.
Instead, the pooch blissfully licks peanut butter from the hand of her owner, Lauren...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:11 AM
If you listen carefully as you browse the shelves at Daedalus Books in Columbia, you might hear the clicking of seven or eight sets of paws from the offices above.
Those paws belong to the French bulldog, Cairn terrier, border collie and other canines...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
On April 8, 2013, Kevin Mercer was issued a citation from Baltimore County for illegally housing two chickens in the backyard of his Catonsville home.
On Aug. 22, he was granted a variance from the county, giving him permission to keep them.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Here's the scenario: a dog, cat or other pet is let outside in a fenced-in yard while the owner goes in. When the owner returns, the pet is gone. Some days or weeks later, the animal turns up on Craigslist or another site for sale, leaving the unwitting...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A friend told me about a home allergy swab test for pets. She says I can swab my pet's mouth, send the swab to a company, and find out what he's allergic to, instead of going to an animal allergist. It sounds too good to be true. Are these tests any good?...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Q: What kills an estimated 100,000 dogs per year and is completely preventable?
A: Riding in the back of pickup trucks.
It’s popular and looks fun, but driving a pickup truck with a dog in the bed can be deadly, and about 100,000 pet owners...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....