| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Maryland's highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to cross-bred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:58 PM
I want to congratulate the Harford County Public Library employees for their impressive fundraising effort for the Humane Society of Harford County. Their contribution to this worthy organization shows the importance of giving local when it comes...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A resident at the low-income Armistead Gardens housing development is suing the state in federal court, asking judges to strike down a recent court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous.
In a complaint filed Wednesday, lawyers for Joseph...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath.
For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:29 PM
A controversial court ruling in April that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" is not yet in effect and must survive an appeal before it can be applied as Maryland law, according to an opinion released this week by the state attorney general's office....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:43 AM
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers may regulate the use of aerial drones to monitor hunting activities and help hunters pursue game.
The Senate weighed in on the emerging national issue last month when it unanimously approved legislation to ban the use...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Two years ago, the Obama Administration took a halfway measure to try to rid the Everglades of some of the world's largest snakes.
It's time to finish the job.
Back in 2012, it was recommended that people be banned from importing or transporting...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Even if your kid is totally hyped about turtles thanks to the soon-to-be-released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, don't buy them one, pleads American Tortoise Rescue. Real turtles are boring to most kids, can transmit diseases and too often end up...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Q: I'm very concerned about coyotes; the problem is worse than ever around here. I'm especially worried about my little Bichon Frise, who has no way to defend herself. Recently, there was a coyote attack nearby on a dog who didn't survive. I don't want...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and sale of Burmese pythons and three other species of non-native snakes that have disrupted sensitive ecosystems, especially Florida's Everglades. Now the agency is considering banning...