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March 6, 2013
A juvenile Cooper's hawk with a broken wing was running along the fences backing to Windstream Drive on March 5. I made several unsuccessful attempts to rescue the youngster with the help of some neighbors I had never met and a close friend. It was very cold and getting dark but I was determined to save this beautiful bird from certain death. In desperation I hesitantly called 911, fearful of being accused of (and possibly fined for) inappropriately calling. I was surprised and elated when the woman who answered kindly offered to call Animal Control directly since they were closed.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 24, 2013
Several volunteers from the Harford County animal rescue group No Kill Harford attended the 9th annual No Kill Conference at George Washington University Law Center. The conference was hosted by the No Kill Advocacy Center and the Animal Law Program at George Washington University. Participants attended from 44 states and several countries to learn how to improve the save rate of animals in open admission shelters in their communities. According to the No Kill Advocacy Center, more than 150 communities, representing approximately 600 cities and towns have already achieved a 90 percent or higher save rate thus far. Some of the best practices presented include high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter services, working with local rescue groups, pet retention programs (keeping pets in homes)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Emergency personnel will converge on Inner Harbor waters near Canton on Wednesday as part of a staged water taxi disaster, an event geared toward assessing rescue capabilities and practicing response techniques. Between 8 a.m. and noon, first responders from various federal, state and local agencies will be rescuing flotation devices and "dummies" representing casualties or adrift taxi passengers in water near the 3200 block of Boston St., the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management said.
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By Jim Puzzanghera and Jim Puzzanghera,Tribune Washington Bureau | April 22, 2009
WASHINGTON -The Obama administration has enough money left for its economic initiatives with $110 billion remaining in the federal financial rescue fund and $25 billion more coming this year as some banks return bailout money, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Tuesday. Geithner disclosed the new numbers as he defended the administration's bailout efforts in the face of tough questioning from a panel overseeing the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. In his first appearance before the panel, Geithner said federal funding has helped stimulate consumer and business lending, but more work was needed to revive an economy mired in recession.
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December 25, 2005
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, a nonprofit, volunteer animal welfare organization, is the 2005 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners equine welfare award, the Lavin Cup. Named for veterinarian Dr. A. Gary Lavin, the award is presented to a non-veterinarian or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional compassion toward horses or developed and enforced guidelines for their welfare. Days End Farm won the award for its work in rescue and rehabilitation, education, community outreach and animal disaster recovery.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 22, 2006
LONDON -- Despite rescue efforts, a 17-foot-long northern bottlenose whale that had strayed into the Thames in central London died yesterday, the rescue team said. The whale, from a deep-water species usually found in the North Atlantic, had been in the river since Thursday, drawing thousands of onlookers as it swam past the Houses of Parliament on Friday. It died as marine specialists escorted it on a barge down the Thames toward the sea, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue group said last night.
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By Staff writer | December 30, 1990
Three units of county fire and rescue workers were honored last week in a "Gift of Life" ceremony for their efforts in emergency lifesaving calls since September.The awards, given since 1986, usually are presented shortly after firefighters save a life.The most recent incident occurred Dec. 8, when Ronald J. Schrader, 49, of North Laurel experienced chest pains about 9:30 p.m.Schrader tried to ignore the pain, but finally called 911 about midnight. Shortly after rescue workers arrived, Schrader went into cardiac arrest.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
For county fire and rescue officials, the timing of the promise of a new 800-megahertz communication system couldn't have been better.Coming on the heels of two of Carroll County's largest emergency response incidents -- a four-alarm fire Dec. 5 in Manchester and the Jan. 19 natural gas explosion that leveled part of a Westminster neighborhood -- authorities are all too aware of the shortcomings of an antiquated system, part of which was installed in...
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | December 7, 1992
Rescue teams abandoned the search yesterday for a daring kayaker from Annapolis who tried to paddle across the Chesapeake Bay despite driving, gale-force winds and six-foot waves.The 43-year-old man, wearing only jeans and a windbreaker, braved Saturday's gusts of 48 mph and a teeth-chattering wind chill in an attempt to navigate 25 nautical miles from Annapolis to St. Michaels, authorities said.He was missing and presumed dead yesterday after his empty, 12-foot kayak was found drifting two miles south of the Bay Bridge, on the Kent Island shoreline.
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By Melissa Harris | February 25, 2007
Carroll County firefighters rescued two hikers stuck on an ice-covered hillside in the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park yesterday, said Sgt. Bill Rehkopf of the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department. The two men in their mid-40s had been hiking on a trail that runs along the river. As they encountered icy conditions, the men worried that they would slip on the sloped ice and fall into the river, Rehkopf said. The men climbed up the steep hillside to the parking lot by grabbing onto trees.
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