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By Amanda Urban and Amanda Urban,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2002
This winter, Nancy Salus is passing out fliers, asking her Severna Park neighbors to donate clean and gently used towels and blankets for a kind of shelter that sometimes gets overlooked. Her donations help provide nesting material for the 4,500 homeless animals that pass through the doors of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County each year. "Animals give us so much," said Salus, who adopted two dogs from the SPCA in October. "We get back so much more than they ask. They only want to be with us and want to love us."
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By Shelley Silwick, For The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
The Maryland SPCA hosted an art show and open house June 8 at its "Project Adopt" satellite adoption center at the White Marsh Mall. A collection of artwork entitled "Kindness" was created by seventh-grade students at Perry Hall Middle School. Depicting dogs and cats who were at the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the portraits are displayed throughout the store to raise awareness and help homeless pets in the community. The animal paintings are available for sale for the next few weekends and proceeds from the name-your-donation art sale will be donated to the MD SPCA.
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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 2002
ANNAPOLIS resident Galen Irving-Sachs has raised money for the Anne Arundel County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals through its largest annual fund-raising event, the Walk for the Animals, for six of the event's 11 years. For the past two years, he has been the event's top fund-raiser, collecting nearly $3,500 last year and more than $4,000 in this year's event, which was held May 19. It's quite an accomplishment for anyone, but phenomenal for Galen, who is just 10 years old. When he was 4, Galen saw a sign for the event and decided he wanted to participate.
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April 12, 2014
After reading the article, "Rally calls for improvements at Baltimore County animal shelter" (April 8), I feel compelled to share again, as I did to The Sun last year, that the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has reached out to Baltimore County repeatedly to offer our assistance. We have asked Baltimore County to rejoin the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance, a local coalition of animal shelters. We have offered to share how we run programs they are considering starting or expanding such as adoptions, spay/neuter and bringing on volunteers.
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By Fred Rasmussen | February 26, 1995
In 1869, Baltimore businessman William Woodward, shocked by the mistreatment he witnessed of workhorses in Baltimore City, persuaded 50 friends to help him form a society that would protest such treatment and protect all animals from abuse. The organization, named the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Baltimore City, continues today, fulfilling its mission of protecting animals from mistreatment. All photos on this page are from the SPCA Archives.Within the next week, please send old photos of couples dressed alike to Way Back When, Sun Magazine, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.
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By SUN STAFF WRITER | May 10, 2000
The Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received $2,500 in donations for a dog that was severely injured after being set on fire during the weekend, officials said yesterday. The largest donation was $500, said Aileen Gabbey, the society's executive director. The dog, a mixed breed that is about a year old, suffered burns over 50 percent of its body. The animal, whose condition has stabilized, is being treated at the Animal Emergency Center in Timonium. The SPCA has been paying medical expenses.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 1, 1997
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County wants help paying for a facility it falsely claims is unique in this area.The nonprofit Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking government grants, corporate gifts and private donations -- in addition to selling bricks in a memorial pathway for $150 each -- to help repay $200,000 it borrowed to finance its new Oiled Wildlife Rescue Facility."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
The Anne Arundel County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $500 reward for help in finding the sole witness to a suspected puppy strangulation.Delores Guy, 63, saw her son-in-law, police Officer Robert J. Hanlon, 32, of the first block of Hoyle Lane in Severna Park, throttle a family puppy and toss it into a trash can Oct. 25, 1997, according to charging documents. Hanlon later told his wife, Teresa, that the dog's barking annoyed him. The two women took the dead dog to the Eastern District police station.
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By Rochelle McConkie and Rochelle McConkie,Sun reporter | July 18, 2007
During a phone-a-thon in the 1980s, Mary Jane Carder promised to bequeath something to the Anne Arundel County SPCA in her will. With no further information about the woman, her name became nothing but a whisper passed down through succeeding board members. But Carder proved true to her word, leaving at her death three years ago a record $1 million donation to the local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to care for the animals she loved so much during her life.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2002
The self-described "reform" party wants to wrest control, saying that some officeholders' style of governing keeps too many people in the dark. Those in power dismiss the challengers' complaints, arguing that they're a disgruntled minority. Throw in charges of a tainted election, calls for term limits and accusations of over-the-line campaign tactics, and it may all sound like hardball national politics. But the power struggle is playing out at the Anne Arundel County chapter of the SPCA - hampering, some advocates say, the organization's efforts to protect animals.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Looking for love this Valentine's Day? The Maryland SPCA can help! Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, the MD SPCA's Baltimore shelter will find you true love for your own price. The shelter is running a name-your-own-price for adoptions: visit, fall in love, and make a donation of your choice to take your new amour home. Each visit holds a lot of potential! The shelter will be decorated for Valentine's Day, many pets will sport festive love-themed bandanas, and even some of their names have been chosen just for the special day. Remember, the MD SPCA has been making matches since 1869!
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says spaying or neutering pets can reduce or eliminate the risk of some cancers, along with reducing their urge to mark territory, wander off and get lost, race into the street after a potential mate and be hit by a car, or become aggressive over time. So it's no wonder shelters and veterinary professionals urge pet owners to spay and neuter their dogs and cats. Pet owners in Baltimore are clearly listening: The MD SPCA this week celebrated spay/neuter procedure #50,000 at its low-cost clinic on Falls Road.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
Mittens McGee doesn't exactly look like an artist. He's a friendly, fat, gray-and-white cat who commands a comfy couch in his room with a view at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis. A few weeks ago, though, teen volunteers wrangled Mittens McGee into creating a work of art. They dipped his feet in pet-safe, water-soluble paint and coaxed him to walk across a canvas. The result - a bright, abstract painting that's reminiscent of fall leaves - will be sold next weekend along with other feline, canine and leporine works of art. "We get their feet in the paint and they hop around," said Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, the SPCA's outreach coordinator.
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By Shelley Silwick, For The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
A group of about 40 people gathered Saturday for the Maryland SPCA's ribbon cutting and grand opening of Project Adopt at White Marsh Mall. The society's off-site adoption center is open on the upper level next to JC Penney's, and offers cats and kittens for adoption. Project Adopt's hours are Friday and Saturday, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of the year. “We're hoping to get a good reception from the community,” said Aileen Gabbey, executive director.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
Looking for a little love or the purrr-fect present this year? It just got easier thanks to the Maryland SPCA's first satellite adoption center and Project Adopt, which opened Saturday in White Marsh Mall. The satellite center, which will be open through the December holidays, will host cats and kittens available for adoption on Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The felines will be transported to and from the SPCA's main shelter before and after each weekend, and there is no time limit to how long a pet can stay in the program.
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By Kim Fernandez
For The Baltimore Sun
| October 10, 2013
Dreaming of a guided tour of the Ravens Under Armour Performance Center? Tickets to a game? A trip to Mexico? Autographed pro football helmets, jewelry, dinner out, artwork, or wine tasting parties? All of this and more can be yours, and the best part is that it all benefits the Maryland SPCA. The Maryland SPCA's 9th annual online auction, Shop-a-Paw-Looza, is running now through Oct. 29 and offers a variety of items and experiences including those above. There's something for every taste and every price range, and all proceeds benefit the SPCA.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2002
The self-described "reform" party wants to wrest control, saying that some officeholders' style of governing keeps too many people in the dark. Those in power dismiss the challengers' complaints, arguing that they're a disgruntled minority. Throw in charges of a tainted election, calls for term limits and accusations of over-the-line campaign tactics, and it may all sound like hardball national politics. But the power struggle is actually playing out at the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - hampering, some say, the organization's efforts to protect animals.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for a $100,000 state bond to help repay a $200,000 loan the society took out to transform its shelter in the 1800 block of Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis into an "oiled wildlife" rescue facility.The SPCA center was designed specifically to treat animals caught in oil spills, Frank Branchini, executive director of the SPCA, told the county House delegation Friday.Branchini likened the role of the new center to the Red Cross in that it responds to disasters, while other rescue centers are more like hospitals helping animals for daily emergencies.
FEATURES
August 8, 2013
August can seem to languish, but the dog days are really long for homeless pets who've been laying around shelters for a long time. To help those pooches find their forever homes, the Maryland SPCA has reduced or waived adoption fees for its long-timers. Dogs can become long-timers for a number of reasons: they're shy or overly exuberant when meeting new people (which can be a symptom of waiting a long time to meet their lifetime loves), they're not as cute as puppies, they're not more popular breeds, or there are just too many homeless dogs competing with them for the attention of shelter visitors.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| July 19, 2013
Lucky It's high cat season in Baltimore-area shelters, and their kitty condos are bursting at the seams with friendly felines who need homes. If you've been thinking of adding a sweet cat to your family, this weekend is your big chance: the Maryland SPCA is waiving all adoption fees this Saturday and Sunday. All cats and kittens will be spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations . Regular adoption procedures apply, as does a $17 Pet ID package fee, which includes collar, ID tag, Baltimore City license, and microchip.
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