| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The Harford County Humane Society's board will review its policy on euthanasia Friday after a Bel Air man's cat was mistaken for a stray and put down within hours of arriving at the shelter. The man's lawyer and the shelter are also in settlement talks....
| 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 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was dismayed to read Catherine Weber's letter calling for right-to-die legislation ("Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland," July 1).
I am opposed to physician-assisted suicide not only in Maryland but throughout America. Hospice and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When 45,000 dogs and cats are tragically killed yearly in Maryland, costing taxpayers over $8 million, a remedy is long overdue. That's why Sen. Joanne Benson and I sponsored House Bill 767 and Senate Bill 820 in the 2013 General Assembly. It will...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat.
But judging by shelter statistics,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Op-ed writer George Fenwick's assertion that trap, neuter and release programs (TNR) lead to an increase in the number of uninoculated species is unfounded. He obviously does not understand how TNR works.
TNR is a program that allows a cat caretaker...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Carolyn Kilborn and Amy Hanigan recently spent a day at the state capital in Annapolis talking with legislators about a new report by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force and the potential for spay/neuter legislation in the state.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:00 AM
As the Dec. 3 editorial "The Salvation of St. Joseph" noted, citizens must be vigilant about health care restrictions at Catholic-run hospitals. Catholic hospitals enforce religious directives that can interfere with patient decision-making in...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 10:30 AM
This past weekend, I found a litter of stray kittens in my neighborhood. I attempted to capture them to send to a local shelter where they would have a chance at finding a permanent home. The kittens scattered when I approached, and I was only able to...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Recently, the ban blocking U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of horses for human consumption was lifted. This is disconcerting to many animal lovers and horse enthusiasts and owners.
Humans domesticated horses and used them for war, travel and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A new applicant is seeking a license for the site of the former Decker's Wine and Spirits on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air, and made its case before the Harford County Liquor Control Board and a room full of opposition Wednesday afternoon.
The room was...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:05 AM
After receiving much opposition last week from local liquor store owners, the Harford County Liquor Control Board Wednesday voted 3-2 Wednesday to grant a license to PAS Corporation to sell beer, wine and liquor at the former Decker's Wine and Spirits...