Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department announces passing of K9 Jack

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has lost a furry friend. K9 Jack served as a patrol and narcotics dog with his handler, Cpl. E. Brennan. He has been retired for several years, but officials say K9 Jack’s service was invaluable to the department. “K9 Jack was dedicated to the mission and to helping make Baltimore County a safer place …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Olszewski announces legislation to expand Baltimore County’s humane approach for stray, feral cats

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Olszewski on Monday announced plans to introduce the Joy Freedman Care for Cats Act, which would formalize Baltimore County’s existing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) pilot program to humanely and effectively maintain the free-roaming cat populations. “We know that TNR is an ethical, humane, and non‐lethal way to lower our County’s free-roaming cat population,” Olszewski said. “Affirming the County’s …


Multiple zebras on the loose in southern Maryland

UPPER MARLBORO, MD—Several wild zebras have been spotted roaming around Prince George’s County in recent days, according to local reports. The group of zebras, called a “dazzle,” has been seen wandering around Upper Marlboro after escaping from someone’s farm, according to Prince George’s County Animal Control. A local news chopper saw up to six zebras grazing in a field. Police …

Makers of Maryland to hold Dog Days of Summer pop-up shop event in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Makers of Maryland pop-up shop summer session is coming to an end. The local organization will be holding a Dogs Days of Summer event on The Avenue at White Marsh from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 29th. The pop-up shop will be closed from August 30 – September 17 while organizers get the shop ready …

Bird illness reports decrease, DNR lifts recommendation to stop feeding

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As of mid-August, reports of a strange illness affecting many local birds have decreased in many jurisdictions. On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources lifted its previous recommendation to stop feeding birds. In late May, wildlife managers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and other states began receiving reports of sick and dying birds. Several …

Baltimore County Animal Shelter hits maximum capacity

BALDWIN, MD—The Baltimore County Animal Shelter in Baldwin has reached its maximum holding capacity and until further notice will not be accepting owner surrenders. Exceptions may be made, by prior agreement, for the surrender- and owner-requested euthanasia of animals in severe medical distress. The shelter is open to the public for adoptions and redemptions only. Stray dogs are being housed …

Baltimore County Animal Services: 11 animals dead following seizure from White Hall dog rescue

BALDWIN, MD—Baltimore County Animals Services on Wednesday provided an update on an update to an animal welfare complaint initially investigated earlier this month. Officials say the initial complaint was received on June 28 at “Don’t Be a Bully” dog rescue in White Hall. The investigation resulted in the seizure of 48 dogs of various ages that were found in areas …

Animal welfare seizure results in temporary suspension of services at Baltimore County Animal Services in Baldwin

UPDATE: To date, 11 animals that were removed from the rescue have died due to illness. Original story below… ====== BALDWIN, MD—Baltimore County Animal Services recently responded to an animal welfare complaint that resulted in the seizure of 48 dogs of various ages. The animals were found in areas with no air conditioning, some did not have water, and others …