Monday, February 11, 2013
Stop by the shelter in Baldwin, MD, on Feb. 16 for the Presidents' Day weekend special.
The Baltimore County Animal Shelter is waiving its customary $65 adoption fee this weekend in honor of Presidents' Day. Stop by the shelter at 13800 Manor Rd., Baldwin, MD 21013 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 16 to meet your future four-legged friend. Check out all of the adoptable cats and dogs here. "Any pet adopted or placed on hold for adoption on Saturday, February 16, will be adopted free of charge, with the exception of the cost of a cat or dog license at the time of the adoption," according to a release. "Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed." Speaking of American presidents and their pets, check out this awesome gallery from Time Magazine called "Presidents and Their Dogs" The Newseum in Washington D.C. also has…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Upload your photos of your furry friends sporting their best attire to share with your neighbors here on Patch.
If you think you have the cutest pooch or cat on the block, now is your time to prove it. Jan. 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, so get out your animal’s best sweater, costume or tiara and get them dressed to the (ca)nines. Every animal can join in on the fun, and we want to see! Take pictures of your beloved companion and post photos here. What clothing are you putting on your pet today? Leave a comment below.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
One cat is missing, another was found; both need your help to find their way home.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick Gestido
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Helping to reunite owners with their lost pets is one of the things we love to do at Patch. A search of the craigslist lost and found forum turned up two cats; one who went missing from Parkville and another who was found in Carney. Both need your help to find their way home. On Sunday, a young cat was found limping near the intersection of Oak Summit, Appleton and Alda in Carney, according to one post on the site. "This is definitely not a feral cat - loves people. We would love to find it's owner, I'm sure someone is missing their cat!," the poster wrote. If the cat, whose photo is attached to this article, belongs to you or you know the owner, contact the family that found him at: email@example.com On Monday afternoon…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Kevin Dunne, the lawyer for the Solesky family, shares his thoughts on legislation taken up by Maryland's General Assembly that would overturn much of his client's verdict.
Friday, August 10, 2012
As a Maryland attorney for the last 32 years, my practice has largely focused on cases dealing with catastrophic injuries. That practice is driven by what I would hope to be an uncontroversial belief: namely, that the cost of an injury should be borne by the person who caused it, rather than by the victim. As a result, and specifically as a result of my representation of a ten-year-old boy who was brutally mauled by a neighbor’s pit bull dog, I have recently been thrust into a heated and, at times, toxic public debate concerning the dangerousness of certain breeds of dogs. This debate has been particularly frustrating for two reasons. First, it is a debate in which the two sides do not actually disagree about the important parts. Second, …
A bill that would overturn the state's Court of Appeals decision declaring pit bulls "inherently dangerous" overcame its first hurdle Thursday by passing a Senate committee hearing 6-3.
Maryland's Senate Judicial Services Committee voted 6-3 in favor of a bill that would overturn the state's Court of Appeals decision declaring pit bulls "inherently dangerous." Senators Norman Stone (D-District 6), Joseph Getty (R-District 5) and Nancy Jacobs (R- District 34) made up the minority. Despite more than two hours of testimony before the committee, Senate Bill 2 passed without amendment. The legislation would overturn the breed distinction created by April's Tracey v. Solesky ruling, which stated that "when an attack involves pit bulls, it is no longer necessary to prove that the particular pit bull or pit bulls are dangerous." Instead, the bill's language tightens down regulations on all dog owners by making them legally …
Dozens of people brought signs and pictures of their pit bulls to Lawyer's Square in an effort to let legislators know that they want to see an end to breed specific legislation.
People from across Maryland gathered in support of pit bulls at Lawyer's Mall in Annapolis on Thursday. "The idea that our dogs should be held to a different standard because they have square heads and short hairs is poppycock," Kallie Russell said. She and her husband own two pit bulls. They also own their own home, which means April's Maryland Court of Appeals decision that made landlords liable for the attacks by their tenants' dogs doesn't affect them. "It's a slippery slope. We could be renters in the future," Russell said. "It will end up affecting every single dog owner because no one is going to send someone out to try and figure out what kind of dog you have." On this point there seems to be general consensus among …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The dogs were found on Saturday evening.
Two pit bulls were found by in Parkville Saturday night. John Martin, the resident who found the pair of pups, said Monday that the dogs had been moved to the Baltimore County Animal Shelter on Manor Road. See photos of the dogs attached to this article. The dogs were found near the intersection of Hiss Road and Glen Avenue, near Parkville Middle School. "I couldn't find anyone to contact, so I kept them but today I didn't have any other alternative other than to call Baltimore County," said Martin. Martin said the dogs were without collars or identifying tags, but that they appeared to know one another. He said both are female. If you recognize these pups, you should call the Baltimore County Animal Shelter at 410-887-5961.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The bird went missing Thursday night.
A parrot named Lou is missing from his Nottingham home. Mary McCarrell, owner of Got Tan on Harford Road, posted in the Facebook group Parkville Main Street last night that the bird, which belongs to one of her employees, got loose. The gray-colored parrot was last seen in a stand of pine trees near the Fox Hall Apartments leasing office on Walther Boulevard in Nottingham, McCarrell said on Facebook. "Lou is a treasured part of the family and they are devastated," McCarrell wrote. She asks that anyone with information about the missing parrot call Got Tan tanning studio at 410-665-1045. A picture of Lou is attached to this article, and a reward is being offered for the parrot's safe return. The full text of McCarrell's Facebook post …