| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:25 PM
The Humane Society of Washington County will host the New England Academy of Animal Control Officers in order to bring an animal control officer and animal care technician academy to Hagerstown.
The animal control officer academy will be held Monday,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Op-ed writer George Fenwick's assertion that trap, neuter and release programs (TNR) lead to an increase in the number of uninoculated species is unfounded. He obviously does not understand how TNR works.
TNR is a program that allows a cat caretaker...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Andrea Shreeman is an actress in California, but she grew up in Roanoke. Now she's hoping to make a movie here.
We first met Shreeman last summer when she was making her pitch to potential investors. She's back in town now, redoubling her efforts to...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Carolyn Kilborn and Amy Hanigan recently spent a day at the state capital in Annapolis talking with legislators about a new report by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force and the potential for spay/neuter legislation in the state.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:38 PM
There is little dignity in killing yourself with prescribed medication from a doctor.
Contrary to the image of peacefully resting in a chair or bed, surrounded by loved ones, after ingesting drugs prescribed by a trusted physician, the reality of...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:32 AM
It began last summer when Halie Weber went to adopt a dog. Then 16, Halie and her mother were trying to choose from a pair of pooches at Lake County Animal Services when they learned that the one left behind would be euthanized the next day —...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:17 PM
I hate to be a party pooper. So I've been eager to join the celebration over "No-Kill December" — the first time that Los Angeles city animal shelters have managed to go an entire month without euthanizing any adoptable dogs or cats.
But I couldn'...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Nobody knows how many are out there or how much damage they do.
They are stealthy, nocturnal predators; often diseased; sometimes despised; living and breeding in dumps and abandoned buildings, by apartment dumpsters and barns; avoiding humans, even...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:00 AM
As the Dec. 3 editorial "The Salvation of St. Joseph" noted, citizens must be vigilant about health care restrictions at Catholic-run hospitals. Catholic hospitals enforce religious directives that can interfere with patient decision-making in...