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Best Pet Rescue Shelters In Baltimore

Bring a new furry member of the family home from one of Baltimore’s great pet rescue shelters.

02/28/2014

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Md. Roadside Zoos Object To Proposed Restrictions

Three Maryland roadside zoos are objecting to a bill in the General Assembly that could bar them from obtaining new big cats, bears and primates.

02/27/2014

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Animal Care Questioned At National Zoo Amid Cuts

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has found serious problems with its animal care and management of various creatures kept in the Cheetah Conservation Station over the past year, and the zoo’s director said Thursday that he is looking at changes to the operation amid budget cuts.

12/12/2013

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Adorable Additions: First Lion Cubs Born At The Maryland Zoo Thriving

They are about to become the stars of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Two lion cubs were born in the fall, and now WJZ has exclusive access to the adorable additions. We’re kicking off an exciting contest. You can help name them!

12/09/2013

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Raccoon Found In Anne Arundel County Park Tests Positive For Rabies

A rabies case has surfaced in an Anne Arundel County Park. An infected raccoon was found.

10/10/2013

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A Guide To The Maryland Zoo

Make your trip to the Maryland Zoo memorable by following this guide.

09/20/2013

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Nearly 20 Dogs Found In Cramped Truck At Md. Rest Stop, A Dozen Dead

A shocking and disturbing find at a rest stop ends with nearly a dozen dogs dead.

09/05/2013

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K-9 Officers Being Trained To Help Animal Control In Cases Of Abuse

Dangerous dogs on the loose, dog attacks and animal abuse. Baltimore’s Animal Control officers–overwhelmed by a flood of recent calls. Now police vow to take action in those cases.

07/25/2013

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Anne Arundel’s ‘Animal Whisperer’ Takes All Comers

It’s days like those when Anne Arundel Animal Control Officer Krystal Ackerson’s previous job working at the Baltimore Zoo with exotic animals comes in handy. Ackerson, 30, said she has to adjust quickly to whatever comes her way whether it’s furry, slimy or scaly.

07/20/2013

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Heat Wave Proves Deadly For House Pets, Especially Dogs

The heat’s not only dangerous for humans, it’s also proved deadly for some pets. Only one species is really at risk in this weather.

07/18/2013

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Pasadena Man Gets Probation On Animal Cruelty Charges

A Pasadena man whose home held more than 40 domestic and wild animal he said he was trying to rescue and find home for has been sentenced to probation.

07/18/2013

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2 Cats & A Fox Test Positive For Rabies In Baltimore City

A rabies warning, as rabid animals found in three Baltimore City neighborhoods. And this time, it isn’t just wild animals being infected.

06/28/2013

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