| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:10 PM
A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together.
Lynn Molnar is operating Thankful Paws, a food bank for pets, out of her White Marsh home.
"The idea is to keep people and...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:15 PM
It would be easier for Robin Small if she could simply give away cats from time to time. Or birds. Or dogs. Or ferrets.
Or anything else adoptable that finds its way into Anne Arundel County Animal Control.
"We, unfortunately, sometimes have to...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Dizzy, Sara and Remi don't know whether or not the new freshmen at McDaniel College are feeling a little homesick, or experiencing their first time on a campus away from family or friends.
But regardless, on Tuesday they were only too happy to cuddle...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:02 AM
As a practicing veterinarian in Baltimore, specializing in house-call appointments for time-pressed and senior "pet parents," I travel throughout the city. I go into neighborhoods, many under-serviced by the veterinary community, and sit with pet...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:57 AM
After a "rain delay" Tuesday, pesticide spraying is set to begin in the first of two Baltimore County neighborhoods where health officials say they've identified two new cases of West Nile virus.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is to spray parts...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Calling attention to 2012 World Rabies Day, the Harford County Health Department is collaborating with international rabies experts and 4 Paws Spa and Training Center Inc., a local business in Forest Hill, to offer a low cost pet rabies vaccination clinic...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:11 AM
At one point in John Ford's western film "The Searchers," Hollywood icon John Wayne turns to a member of the search party and says, "So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth."
While not in...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Q: Is it possible to teach dogs to communicate in sign language -- not just understanding signals we give but using signs themselves to communicate with us?
A: This interesting question was prompted by an entry posted several months ago on the Columbia...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Once among the thousands of dogs roaming Baghdad, a city that considers strays a menace, Sara eluded traps set by police and survived a car accident — albeit with a broken leg.
Lately, Sara has been spending her time in the company of a family in...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 12:09 PM
When a pit bull-mix puppy was brought to the Animal Hospital of Havre de Grace last Monday with dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea, veterinarian Bradley Price did not have good news for the dog's owner.
"We did a parvovirus test and the dog was...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 10:52 AM
As Maryland lawmakers reconvene in a special session in Annapolis on Thursday to grapple with whether to expand gambling, they have an opportunity to address another burning issue: a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that puts dogs and families at...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
I knew that having kids would change my relationship with our pets, no matter how much I tried to avoid it. But based on the amount of time the cats have spent glaring at me lately, I think I underestimated how much it would change.
Our three cats --...