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December 2, 2005
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. Shelter hours are Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals might be made available for adoption after five days. Dogs No. 80 - Labrador, adult, chocolate, from Hagers Crossing.
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by JANET HEIM | October 15, 2004
No doubt about it, Vincent "Woody" Spong's life has gone to the dogs. Spong, who worked 32 years in education in Washington County and four years at the helm of Leadership Hagerstown, now focuses his time and talents on raising, training and showing working retrievers. "I've loved and raised dogs all my life but I didn't get involved in competition until 13 years ago," said Spong, 61. A major milestone came last November when Spong's black Labrador retriever, Blue, qualified in Middleburg, Va., in the Super Retriever series, an event sponsored and televised on ESPN2 from January through March.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 18, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - No doubt about it, Vincent "Woody" Spong's life has gone to the dogs. Spong, who worked 32 years in education in Washington County and four years at the helm of Leadership Hagerstown, now focuses his time and talents on raising, training and showing working retrievers. "I've loved and raised dogs all my life, but I didn't get involved in competition until 13 years ago," said Spong, 61. A major milestone came last November when Spong's black Labrador retriever, Blue, qualified in Middleburg, Va., in the Super Retriever series, an event sponsored and televised on ESPN2 from January through March.
NEWS
July 20, 2009
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Guiding Eyes for the Blind has named Janelle Little of Walkersville, Md., a recipient of the 2009 Youth Scholarship Award for exemplary volunteerism. Janelle will be a sophomore at Stevenson University in Maryland. Janelle is raising her third dog for Guiding Eyes. Puppy raisers build the foundation upon which Guiding Eyes' professional trainers build, taking the dogs to the next level of guide dog instruction.Janelle's current charge is a yellow Labrador named O'Rourke.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | December 22, 1999
Donna Wishard and her husband Bob were baking cookies for the holidays last week when My Lady, their 14-month old Labrador, started to wheeze and then collapsed. cont. from front page Moments earlier, the female yellow Labrador had been calmly looking out the front window and was in apparent good health, said Donna Wishard, who has had the dog since it was a puppy. "She stopped breathing. I thought she was dead," she said. Before the 65-pound dog fell to the ground, she looked as though she were choking on something.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 22, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A dog shot Oct. 15 by a Hagerstown Police Department officer was put down Wednesday, the dog owner's family said Thursday morning. Officers were attempting to serve a warrant in the 500 block of North Mulberry Street on a suspect in a stabbing when the dog was shot, Hagerstown Police Chief Art Smith has said. Targa, a 6-year-old black Labrador, belonged to the suspect's landlord, Charles and Mary Gesford, and their daughters, Danielle Gesford, 17, and Ashley Gesford, 15. Officer Jesse Duffey shot the dog when it became aggressive.
NEWS
December 1, 2011
When Judy Reese began celebrating Halloween 21 years ago, she had no idea it would become one of the neighborhood's most anticipated evenings.    Nor did she think she was creating an event to benefit homeless animals.   That is exactly what has happened and on Nov. 1, she and her three Labrador retrievers, Harley D, UPS and Soft Tail, posed as they donated the proceeds from the annual event to the Humane Society of Washington County. Judy's Howl-O-Ween Haunted House attracts brave visitors from miles around to her home on Whittier Heights in Hagerstown.
NEWS
October 27, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Friday was: Should the City of Hagerstown pay about $7,600 in veterinary bills for Targa, a black Labrador who was put down Wednesday after being shot by a police officer Oct. 15? Results: Yes, 819 votes (62 percent)
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | June 20, 2000
Straining at his leash, Maverick, a chocolate Labrador drug detection dog with the Maryland Division of Correction, can't wait to get started. His assignment: To sniff out a hidden stash of marijuana in a locker room at the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown. Scanning the lockers, Maverick excitedly jumps up and touches the top edge of a 6- foot-high locker before sitting in front of it. On top of the locker is a packet of marijuana. The 2 1/2 year-old purebred is one of the Maryland Division of Corrections' premiere drug detection dogs.
NEWS
December 20, 2008
By JANICE GASTON Winston-Salem Journal Visitors to the home of Rex Welton and Brad Moss get a hint of what is inside when they pull up to the redbrick house and ring the bell. They see a handsome facade and hear the excited barks of Josh and Cassie, the two dogs-in-residence. When they step inside, they see an elegant, dog-centric house. They see dog prints on chairs and on wallpaper. They see a cookie jar shaped like a basset hound and a portrait of a dog in a smoking jacket.
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NEWS
December 1, 2011
When Judy Reese began celebrating Halloween 21 years ago, she had no idea it would become one of the neighborhood's most anticipated evenings.    Nor did she think she was creating an event to benefit homeless animals.   That is exactly what has happened and on Nov. 1, she and her three Labrador retrievers, Harley D, UPS and Soft Tail, posed as they donated the proceeds from the annual event to the Humane Society of Washington County. Judy's Howl-O-Ween Haunted House attracts brave visitors from miles around to her home on Whittier Heights in Hagerstown.
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NEWS
October 27, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Friday was: Should the City of Hagerstown pay about $7,600 in veterinary bills for Targa, a black Labrador who was put down Wednesday after being shot by a police officer Oct. 15? Results: Yes, 819 votes (62 percent)
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 22, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A dog shot Oct. 15 by a Hagerstown Police Department officer was put down Wednesday, the dog owner's family said Thursday morning. Officers were attempting to serve a warrant in the 500 block of North Mulberry Street on a suspect in a stabbing when the dog was shot, Hagerstown Police Chief Art Smith has said. Targa, a 6-year-old black Labrador, belonged to the suspect's landlord, Charles and Mary Gesford, and their daughters, Danielle Gesford, 17, and Ashley Gesford, 15. Officer Jesse Duffey shot the dog when it became aggressive.
NEWS
July 20, 2009
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Guiding Eyes for the Blind has named Janelle Little of Walkersville, Md., a recipient of the 2009 Youth Scholarship Award for exemplary volunteerism. Janelle will be a sophomore at Stevenson University in Maryland. Janelle is raising her third dog for Guiding Eyes. Puppy raisers build the foundation upon which Guiding Eyes' professional trainers build, taking the dogs to the next level of guide dog instruction.Janelle's current charge is a yellow Labrador named O'Rourke.
NEWS
December 20, 2008
By JANICE GASTON Winston-Salem Journal Visitors to the home of Rex Welton and Brad Moss get a hint of what is inside when they pull up to the redbrick house and ring the bell. They see a handsome facade and hear the excited barks of Josh and Cassie, the two dogs-in-residence. When they step inside, they see an elegant, dog-centric house. They see dog prints on chairs and on wallpaper. They see a cookie jar shaped like a basset hound and a portrait of a dog in a smoking jacket.
NEWS
December 2, 2005
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. Shelter hours are Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals might be made available for adoption after five days. Dogs No. 80 - Labrador, adult, chocolate, from Hagers Crossing.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 18, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - No doubt about it, Vincent "Woody" Spong's life has gone to the dogs. Spong, who worked 32 years in education in Washington County and four years at the helm of Leadership Hagerstown, now focuses his time and talents on raising, training and showing working retrievers. "I've loved and raised dogs all my life, but I didn't get involved in competition until 13 years ago," said Spong, 61. A major milestone came last November when Spong's black Labrador retriever, Blue, qualified in Middleburg, Va., in the Super Retriever series, an event sponsored and televised on ESPN2 from January through March.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | October 15, 2004
No doubt about it, Vincent "Woody" Spong's life has gone to the dogs. Spong, who worked 32 years in education in Washington County and four years at the helm of Leadership Hagerstown, now focuses his time and talents on raising, training and showing working retrievers. "I've loved and raised dogs all my life but I didn't get involved in competition until 13 years ago," said Spong, 61. A major milestone came last November when Spong's black Labrador retriever, Blue, qualified in Middleburg, Va., in the Super Retriever series, an event sponsored and televised on ESPN2 from January through March.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 6, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com Clean teeth, a trim coat and a happy wag went a long way at the Berkeley County Youth Fair Monday. Teresa Verdi's Labrador retriever, named Yoo Hoo, was named best in show at the 2002 Dog Show. "Her dog was exceedingly happy to work for her," said Sandy Melichar of Ellicott City, Md., who judged the dogs. Teresa controlled Yoo Hoo well and praised him often, Melichar said. As a result, Yoo Hoo followed Teresa's every command and "did it with his tail wagging," Melichar said.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | June 20, 2000
Straining at his leash, Maverick, a chocolate Labrador drug detection dog with the Maryland Division of Correction, can't wait to get started. His assignment: To sniff out a hidden stash of marijuana in a locker room at the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown. Scanning the lockers, Maverick excitedly jumps up and touches the top edge of a 6- foot-high locker before sitting in front of it. On top of the locker is a packet of marijuana. The 2 1/2 year-old purebred is one of the Maryland Division of Corrections' premiere drug detection dogs.
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