Animals

New Amur tiger at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian National Zoological Park on March 1 welcomed a new Amur tiger to its “Great Cats” exhibit in a conservation effort to increase the population of the critically endangered subspecies. If all goes well, 6-year-old Nikita will…

Local non-profit sells jewelry to benefit dog rescues

Helping out shelter dogs in need is now easier, and more fashionable than ever. Pearls for Pups is a local non-profit run by a mom and her two daughters. They donate 100 percent of proceeds from their business to rescue shelters.

Local non-profit helps with meeting needs of pet owners impacted by government shut-down

It’s not just the humans who’ve been impacted by the government shut-down. Many of their four-legged family members have been as well. One local non-profit is helping to fill the need and help with preparing pet owners if federal workers are hit with a second shut-down.

SHA using its roadkill compost for turf this year

Deer are acting up for mating season — and while that means more collisions with motorists and more roadkill, for the State Highway Administration, it also means more compost.

Patriotic Pups: Maryland pets show up at the polls

CNS gathered some of the best photos of pets voting (along with their humans) in last week’s midterm election.

Local shelter helps with relocation of pets in path of Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON—Shelter animals now in the path of Hurricane Florence are being relocated to other facilities along the East Coast, including one Washington shelter. Shelter officials say that moving the animals keeps them out of harm’s way and frees up space for pets that become separated from their families as a result of major storms like Hurricane Florence.

Advocates ask Hogan to revise animal antibiotics regulations

*This story was corrected in an earlier version based on information from a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He has since retracted those changes. The story has been updated to reflect this. ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Representatives from more…

Statewide Spay and Neuter program shows promising signs

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Humane Society of Somerset County van travels more than two hours every other Wednesday for low-cost clinic care for cats and dogs as a result of a state Spay and Neuter Grant Program.

Local farm provides second chance for abused horses

It’s estimated that thousands of horses leave the U.S. every year for slaughterhouses in either Mexico or Canada. Many of those horses have been neglected and forgotten with nowhere else to go. But in Howard County, there’s a 60 acre farm where some extraordinary efforts are giving a second life to horses from around the country that might, otherwise, be on their last leg.