The Case Baltimore City Didn’t Want You To Know About

Today, former Baltimore City Police Officer Alec Eugene Taylor was sentenced to one year in jail for the choking and beating death of Rocko, his girlfriend’s 7-month old Jack Russell puppy in Montgomery County, Maryland. As many already know, Taylor re …

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Three Letters Almost Did Him In

It was only our second time volunteering at the secret kitty sanctuary when we were cautioned that there was a feral kitty tucked away in the back room. After having recently trapped and transported a feral to the vet only to see it fly around the exam …

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Nobody’s Laughing Now

April Doherty doesn’t have an off switch. As a personal trainer, she will kick your ass in the gym. As a paralegal in the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office Felony Review Unit and Animal Abuse Unit, she will kick your ass via the legal system. …

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Who’s The Real Bully?

There has been a lot of bullying going on in Annapolis, and surprise surprise…it was not from the dogs. Even though pit bulls are no longer considered inherently dangerous by Maryland’s legal system, the outrage, confusion, heartbreak and fear that a …

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Lights, Camera, Terror

Over the course of three years, we have photographed countless dogs, puppies, kittens and cats, but this past week we experienced a first. Ian Desmond, shortstop for the Washington Nationals, joined us with his rescue pibble, Bailey. Ian’s sister found …

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Can You Hear Us Now?

“My dog won’t fight, but I will.” This is just one of the many memorable sentiments displayed on signs that appeared on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol this past Saturday, when Pit Bull owners from all over the country came together for the One Milli …

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A Night Of Unsung Heroes

An apology to the readers: Due to plague and personal issues, this story is not as timely as it should have been (a big journalistic no-no). I still wanted to provide a little snapshot for those who were not able to attend the BowWowZa Awards; as it wa …

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Life On The Frontlines

Lisa Morabito is the Programs Manager at BARCS – The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. It’s a nice title that fits neatly on a business card. What Lisa actually does on a daily basis would likely require multiple volumes. I spent some time with …

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And Then There Was Archie

A special installment by Show Your Soft Side photographer, Leo Howard Lubow. When I woke up this morning I looked down and saw the covers moving. A small mound just under the blanket started heading toward my toes, then reversed itself and came chargin …

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The Day Fate Stepped In

With more than 12,000 animals coming through the door every year, you wouldn’t expect the staff at BARCS to recognize one lone pup from a meeting many months before. This pup, however, was not easily forgotten – in fact, on his prior visit, he had moti …

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