Days End helped with arabbers' horses

Western Howard

August 19, 2007

Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon helped with the evacuation of 51 horses Aug. 9 from a Baltimore stable where they were kept by street vendors known as arabbers and other owners.

The wiring at the stable was judged by Baltimore fire and health officials to be a fire hazard and potentially on the verge of collapse, said Brooke Vrany, director of programs and emergency services at Days End.

"We were called in by the city to bring our resources - manpower, expertise and handlers, along with our [horse trailer], and we also contacted Carroll County to bring theirs," she said. "We transported [the horses] to [a training facility in Bowie], we cared for them from Thursday until Tuesday, and brought them back to Pimlico, to their owners."

The Days End team of staff members and volunteers - along with Brian Rupp, chief animal control officer of the Humane Society of Carroll County, and the Maryland Jockey Club - moved the horses in five tractor-trailers. Now the horses are being housed at Pimlico Race Course. They had been well fed, Vrany said.

Days End provides rescue and rehabilitation to abused and neglected horses, as well as community education and other programs.

River Hill POMS holding tryouts

The River Hill High School POMS, an award-winning dance team that performs at school football and basketball games, pep rallies, awards banquets and competitions, will hold tryouts this week.

Sign up and practice will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the school's Mini Theatre. Practice will also be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and tryouts will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Participants should wear a white shirt, black bottoms, dance shoes or sneakers, and tie back their hair. Take a water bottle.

Those interested must attend all three sessions. The cost is $2 for a tryout music compact disc. The money will benefit the POMS.

The POMS practice three times a week and attend a summer camp together.

Information: Coach Christie Ficke, 443-831-9525.

`Life Coaching' set Sept. 17 at library

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer "Life Coaching," a minisession with John Robinson, a professional life and relationship coach and founder of Green Side Up Coaching, at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

Registration for the 12-minute session begins Sept. 4.

Information: 410-313-5577.

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