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Neglected horses galloping toward recovery

The surviving horses that were taken from Hilton and Donna Silver are well on their way to recovery,  a Baltimore County animal control official said Wednesday. “They are doing phenomenal,” said Brooke Birman-Vrany, assistant director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, which ...

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How much is your pet worth?

Our family cat, a Maine Coon who’s a svelte 18 pounds and 15 years old, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism this week. He’d grown a benign tumor and lost three pounds in just three months by the time we brought him ...

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In a struggling economy, obese cat’s future secured

For those of you losing sleep over the future of the world’s second fattest feline, rest assured that “Prince Chunk” has found a home. The 44-pound cat, found wandering the streets of Voorhees, N.J., after his owner lost her house ...

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Multimedia: Gansler on dogfighting

At a press conference in Reisterstown earlier today, Attorney General Doug Gansler and the Humane Society of the United States announced a crackdown on illegal animal fighting. Up to $5,000 will be given to anyone who provides information which leads ...

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Marylanders: Fear the Python

“Pythons could slither north as climate warms.” It sounds like the basis for a horror movie, but it’s not. It’s a headline from Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications. According to Larry O’Hanlon at Discovery News, the 20-foot, 250-pound reptiles could survive ...

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Fighting for Fido

Is dogfighting going on right under your nose? That’s what it seemed like Thursday after listening to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would make being a spectator at a dogfight or cockfight a felony, increasing the ...

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