May 24, 2013
My dog loves running in the yard, but I worry in the summer. What signs should I look for that he may be getting overheated, and what should I do if he exhibits them? Early signs of heat stroke include panting, bright pink gums, strong pulses, vomiting, diarrhea or depression. Playing outside in the summer, even in the shade and with access to water, puts dogs at risk for developing heat stroke. Owners must regulate their pups' exposure to heat in the spring (before they have acclimated to the higher temperatures)
August 10, 2010
The dog really did eat it. Christine Dorr of Brooklyn Park unhappily discovered a corner piece of a $100 bill on the floor near her border collie's bed earlier this year. A bank envelope containing three bills — two $100 notes and one $50 — had fallen on the floor, and 12-year-old Sayde's guilt-ridden looks told the story. "The dog likes to eat paper," says Dorr, a researcher with a commercial real estate information company. All that remained were three pieces of the $100 bills.
August 4, 2010
Well, I finally switched my position on the Second Amendment, and it's all due to a renegade dirt bag cop who can't control himself ("Officer shoots, kills dog in Arundel," Aug. 4). I'm talking about the piece of garbage who killed a defenseless dog because he didn't like the way it played with other dogs. What a worthless, disgusting excuse for a human being. I hope that the recent rulings by the Supreme Court result in every person carrying a handgun wherever they go. If so, that worthless scumbag would have gotten the punishment he deserves -- to die in a hail of gunfire from decent, law-abiding citizens.
August 4, 2010
The item regarding the shooting of the Siberian husky in Severn ("Officer shoots, kills dog in Arundel," Aug. 4) should serve as a wake-up call for the residents. You have a gun-happy "federal officer" (what is he, FBI?) in your midst! He needs a course in patience, anger-management and re-training in the use of his weapon, in addition to tips on dog training; he should have unleashed his dog in a dog park. A leashed dog is not free and feels threatened by other dogs. If he was off-duty, why was he carrying his weapon?
April 13, 2012
I am writing to commend Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein and his staff for their outstanding work on the Phoenix dog burning case ("Twins acquitted in dog-burning case," April 12). Although The Snyder Foundation for Animals is an organization which advocates for the welfare of animals, we have never viewed this case as strictly an animal abuse issue. As so much contemporary research has conclusively demonstrated, the uncomfortable reality is that serious abuse of animals often escalates to later violence against people.
August 4, 2014
Jon Walker's friends were looking forward to watching him reunite with his beloved German shepherd, Zara, when he returns from a year-long Army deployment in Afghanistan later this month. But his dog bolted into a patch of woods while playing catch with a dogsitter in Crownsville last week and a non-stop effort to find her has proven fruitless, leaving them suspicious that there might be more to this than meets the eye. “Jon is devastated,” says his friend Heather Cappelli, who's spearheading the effort to find Zara.
October 25, 2013
Anne Arundel County police are looking for information in the death of a dog in the Deale area of the county. Police said on Friday, officers went to the 6000 block of Allwine Avenue at about 11 a.m. after a call about possible animal abuse. The owners of a 3-year-old beagle/Boston terrier mix named Marley said they had let the dog out around 9 a.m., but the dog never returned, police said. A short time later, the owner went to look for the dog and discovered Marley dead, about 20 yards into a wooded area behind the house, with a wound near its shoulder area from unknown causes, police said.
August 16, 2011
It's the news you expect to hear about your 2001 Honda Civic. Or anything, really, that's made of steel, wire and rubber. Cars are totaled -- not dogs. Yet that's exactly what an insurance company told one woman: Sorry m'am. Your dog's been totaled. According to this crazy report out of Denver, a woman named Marcia Pinkstaff told ABC7 News that her Lab mix named Sasha, who's 9, was crossing the street in a crosswalk when a van hit her. Sasha was injured, but survived.
February 8, 2011
The Johnson brothers may have "faintly smiled" and "high fived" their friends upon the news that their trial in the burning of the dog Phoenix ended in a hung jury, but I surely would not want to be standing in their shoes on the final Judgment Day! S.G.K. Duffy