Animals

Remember when Phil predicted more winter?

Punxsutawney Phil’s streak of inaccurate predictions seems to continue as today’s 73 degree high in College Park leans more toward spring than winter.

Lawmakers seek to protect bee colonies from bears

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – House lawmakers and Western Maryland beekeepers are seeking protection for apiarists who use deadly force to protect their bee colonies from black bears. Currently, using deadly force against black bears in defense of livestock is legal, but…

National Zoo soon will wave bye-bye to Bao Bao

WASHINGTON — Bao Bao, born pink, blind and hairless and who has become a beloved animal of the National Zoo, will be leaving for China this winter. The zoo has an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association under which…

While not mainstream sport, falconry has dedicated following

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — With blood on her beak and her prize between her talons, Glory looked up, pleased with herself. The search for the rabbit had been going on for about 10 minutes, but the hunt itself lasted less than…

Senior pets find ‘forever’ homes

Gaithersburg, Md. — Sher Polvinale transformed her Montgomery County home into a giant dog house, where unwanted old pets spend their time until they cross the rainbow bridge.

DOG COSTUMES: BARCStoberfest 2016 brings together two-legged and four-legged friends

Furry friends took over Baltimore’s Patterson Park on Saturday, October 22nd for BARCStoberfest. The yearly Halloween festival includes a costume contest for pets and raises money for Maryland’s largest companion animal shelter, BARCS.

Baltimore non-profit rescues abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait

Wings of Love, a local non-profit organization, helps abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait find their forever homes in Maryland.

Maryland shelter assists with aftermath resulting from Hurricane Matthew

Anne Arundel County’s SCPA is working to make more room for Hurricane Matthew rescue dogs. The shelter had already taken in seven hurricane rescues from South Carolina, but now regions of the state with unexpected flooding are turning to Maryland for help.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: FBI tracking abuse cases

After years of proven studies, the FBI announced this year they are tracking animal abuse cases because of its link to other crimes.

‘A Thankless Job’

Baltimore Animal Control officers spend their days helping a city full of dogs, cats and other critters. When animals need help, officers are there.