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Animal Welfare Society of Howard County | PHOTOS

Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
(Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County | PHOTOS

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Robert Hicks, president and executive director Animal Welfare Society, shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
The door leading to the basement of the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
The door leading to the basement of the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Insde what was the dog kennel building, dog washing station / laundry room / kitchen. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Some dogs were kept in closets in the residence. The wood floors throughout were destroyed with dog urine and must be replaced. The main floor of the residence will become the reception area and house some kennels for foster dogs not able to be placed immediately. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Some dogs were kept in closets in the residence. The wood floors throughout were destroyed with dog urine and must be replaced. The main floor of the residence will become the reception area and house some kennels for foster dogs not able to be placed immediately. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Some dogs were kept in closets in the residence. The wood floors throughout were destroyed with dog urine and must be replaced. The main floor of the residence will become the reception area and house some kennels for foster dogs not able to be placed immediately. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Some dogs were kept in closets in the residence. The wood floors throughout were destroyed with dog urine and must be replaced. The main floor of the residence will become the reception area and house some kennels for foster dogs not able to be placed immediately. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Donations to the shelter were spent on personal items instead of care for the animals. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Donations to the shelter were spent on personal items instead of care for the animals. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
A "Work Party" is planned (Saturday July 10) for volunteers to help demo and renovate some of the projects in the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
A "Work Party" is planned (Saturday July 10) for volunteers to help demo and renovate some of the projects in the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
On the 5-acre property was also a "Bunny Habitat. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
On the 5-acre property was also a "Bunny Habitat. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
A cage sits in the kitchen of the residence where the previous operators housed several dogs throughout the living areas, some in closets of the home. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
A cage sits in the kitchen of the residence where the previous operators housed several dogs throughout the living areas, some in closets of the home. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Reception room in what was the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Reception room in what was the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
The dog kennel building is seen from the entrance of the Animal welfare Society of Howard county property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
The dog kennel building is seen from the entrance of the Animal welfare Society of Howard county property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside what was the the dog kennel room built between the 50's and 60's, the inadequate space had not been renovated to current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
The dog kennel building is seen from the entrance of the Animal welfare Society of Howard county property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
The dog kennel building is seen from the entrance of the Animal welfare Society of Howard county property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside the main floor of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the reception area and some kennels in the house for foster dogs that can not be immediately placed. All of the wood floors have been destroyed by dog urine and must be replaced. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside the main floor of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the reception area and some kennels in the house for foster dogs that can not be immediately placed. All of the wood floors have been destroyed by dog urine and must be replaced. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inadequate dog runs at the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inadequate dog runs at the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
What was the dog kennel building with outdoor dog runs on boths sides og the building was built between the 50's and 60's with inadequate space for current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
What was the dog kennel building with outdoor dog runs on boths sides og the building was built between the 50's and 60's with inadequate space for current humane standards. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
At the opposite end of the canine building is "The Cat Room" and "Catio." Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
At the opposite end of the canine building is "The Cat Room" and "Catio." Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
At the opposite end of the canine building is the outdoor, partially covered "Catio." Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
At the opposite end of the canine building is the outdoor, partially covered "Catio." Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Cages line the property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Cages line the property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Some of the outdoor dog runs. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Some of the outdoor dog runs. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Currently, no safely operating HVAC system exists. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Currently, no safely operating HVAC system exists. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
The residence on the 5-acre property where former operators houses dogs and other animals in the living spaces, including closets. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
The residence on the 5-acre property where former operators houses dogs and other animals in the living spaces, including closets. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
At the opposite end of the canine building is "The Cat Room" and "Catio." (Balloons were from a recent fundraiser open house.) Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
At the opposite end of the canine building is "The Cat Room" and "Catio." (Balloons were from a recent fundraiser open house.) Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside the "Catio" at the oposite end of the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside the "Catio" at the oposite end of the dog kennel building. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
On the 5-acre property was also a "Bunny Habitat. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
On the 5-acre property was also a "Bunny Habitat. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Inside the basement of the residence on the 5-acre property, the space will be renovated as the future clinic. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
A stack of filthy pet carriers sits in the basement of the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
A stack of filthy pet carriers sits in the basement of the residence. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Cages line the property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again.
Cages line the property. Robert Hicks, President and Executive Director Animal Welfare Society shows how bad the conditions are and what needs to be done at the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County in order for it to reopen again. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun Media)
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