Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County Council passes Joy Freedman Care for Cats Act

TOWSON, MD—During Monday night’s meeting, the Baltimore County Council passed the Joy Freedman Care for Cats Act. The legislation, which was introduced by County Executive Johnny Olszewski in October, formalizes the 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 …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

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

UPDATE: The County Council has passed this legislation. Original story below… —— 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 …


Pet food varieties recalled following dog deaths

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., of Evansville, IN is issuing a voluntary recall of the below listed dog and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. Products were distributed nationally to online distributors and retail stores. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other …

Pet Adoption Weekend event comes to Perry Hall this weekend

PERRY HALL, MD—The annual Pet Adoption Weekend event is coming to Perry Hall this weekend. The event will be held at Pet Valu Perry Hall on Saturday, September 26 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Attendees will be able to meet the adoptable pets from Pitties and Purrs Rescue, Inc., who organizes the annual event. Partial proceeds stay in the local …

Roof caves in during Essex house fire

UPDATE: Three dogs and two cats reportedly died in the blaze, which was caused by an unattended stove. No one was home at the time of the fire. Original story below… ——— ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Wednesday morning house fire in Essex. The fire was reported at around 7:30 a.m. in the 300-block of Wye Road. …

Baltimore County Animal Services to resume public surgeries for cats next week

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Baltimore County Animal Services announced on Monday that public surgeries for cats would resume at its Baldwin surgery center on Tuesday, May 26th. Online scheduling at baltimorecountymd.gov/spayneuter is now available for cat spays and neuters on a limited basis. As part of reopening the Baldwin shelter surgical center, BCAS has developed protocols to keep patients, members of the public, …

BARCS to waive adoption fees for rest of August

BALTIMORE, MD – What better way to wind down summer than with a new best friend? For the rest of August, BARCS will be waiving adoption fees for for both dogs and cats. Right now in their shelter, BARCS has dozens of deserving animals hoping to find their forever homes. All furry friends adopted from BARCS are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and …