Business, Family, Health

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 …


Business, Events, Family

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 …

Parkville’s ‘Cat Snatcher’ is allegedly at it again

A number of cats have recently gone missing in the Parkville area, and some folks think they know where they went. The members of a particularly active Parkville Facebook group claim that a local woman is something of a “cat snatcher,” who traps felines and then takes them to Baltimore County Animal Control where many of them end up being …