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Md. Roadside Zoo Bills Pass In Weakened Form

Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have passed bills to stiffen requirements for roadside zoos without requiring them to be accredited or meet certain safety and animal-care standards.

03/19/2014

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Baltimore City Police Officer Charged With Beating And Choking Girlfriend’s 7-Month-Old Puppy To Death

A shocking case of animal cruelty out of Montgomery County, where a Baltimore City cop is accused of choking his girlfriend’s dog to death.

03/05/2014

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Pet Adoptions Decline At Frederick County Shelter

The number of pet adoptions and rescues from Frederick County’s animal shelter has been falling over the past five years, leading to an increase in animals put to death.

01/13/2014

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Military Med School In Md. Ends Use Of Animals

A U.S. military medical school in Bethesda says it no longer uses live animals in its training programs, starting with this school year.

09/06/2013

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Maryland Zoo Stays Open Late For ‘After Hours With The Animals’

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is staying open late for an event called “After Hours with the Animals.”

07/24/2013

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$5,000 Reward Being Offered In Animal Abuse Case

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a cat.

06/24/2013

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Maryland Zoo Holds ‘After Hours With The Animals’ For Half Price

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is staying open late for an event called “After Hours with the Animals.”

06/14/2013

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BARCS To Suspend Dog Intake For 3 Weeks Due To Outbreak

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) says it will temporarily suspend intake of dogs, due to an outbreak of respiratory infections among the shelter’s canine population.

05/28/2013

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Baltimore Police To Change The Way It Handles Animal Cruelty Cases

Baltimore police announce major changes to the way it handles animal cruelty just as the city is hit with four horrific cases in one week.

05/23/2013

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Baby Animal Photos May Boost Work Focus

A new study finds that staring at adorable baby animals may actually boost concentration.

10/02/2012

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17 Rescued Harford County Animals Were Living With Dead Dog And Cat

Animal hoarding in Harford County. More than a dozen cats and a dog were rescued from a home there.

03/22/2012

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Biodefense Panel Urges More Army Transparency

A panel of civilian scientists is urging the Army to be more transparent about its plans for an animal biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick.

04/29/2011

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