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October 10, 2012
Cats Young domestic short-hair, female, orange, found at Washington and Locust streets in Hagerstown Adult DSH, male, brown and black, found at Breathedsville and Lappans roads in Boonsboro Young DSH, gender unknown, black, found at U.S. 40 and Garland Groh Boulevard in Hagerstown Young DSH, male, gray, black and white, found on Reidtown Road in Hagerstown Dog Adult miniature poodle, female, white, found at Mercersburg and...
November 4, 2011
Name: Buddy Age: 2 years old Color: Black Breed: English cocker spaniel/ poodle mix ID: A14255743 Buddy and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Animal visitation begins at 10 a.m. daily. Closed on Sunday. For more information, call 301-733-2060.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | October 23, 2012
Washington County's newly revised animal control ordinance includes a leash law. The Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance on Tuesday, more than three months after holding a public hearing. The new ordinance also defines “excessive noise” by an animal. The leash law adds a new layer to the county's requirement that animals can't roam “at large.” The new version of the ordinance says “every Dog must, when off the property of its Owner, be restrained by a leash.” Even before the leash law, though, the county already required animals to be “under the immediate control, charge, or possession of the Owner or other responsible person capable of physically restraining the animal.” Before passing the new version, the county commissioners discussed finer points of the law and whether it could be improved further.
July 23, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - There were 38 entrants in Monday's annual Pet Parade. The winners included: Biggest - First: Kim Hoffman and Buddy, a golden retriever; Second: Jalisa Bowers and Danny, a Doberman; Third: Janet Campbell and Milo, a basset hound. Best Costume - First: Dianne Fissel and Brutus, a Labrador; Second: Kathy and Cole Deardorff and Shelly; Third: Matthew Bowers and Dapper Dan, a dachshund. Best Trick - First: Pam and Kent Roberts and Brooks and Nike, greyhounds; Second: Tony and Jarod Wilson and Midnight, an Australian sheep dog; Third: Cindy Andrews and Princess, a Pomeranian; Third: Zoe Holland and Patty, a cocker spaniel.
by PEPPER BALLARD | July 29, 2004
An anonymous letter sent to the owner of a poodle poisoned in late June has sparked interest among investigators with the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Investigator Greg Alton said the six-line, typed letter sent through U.S. mail to Eric Rosenthal, whose 18-month-old poodle, Charlie, died July 6 from antifreeze poisoning, "contains statements that interest us. " He would not give any more information about its contents. Rosenthal, 39, who lives on Ayoub Lane in the Black Rock Estates neighborhood east of Hagerstown, has said that Charlie ate animal fat that was dipped in antifreeze on June 28. He said the tainted animal fat was found near the fence in his yard.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 2, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Citizens are expected to know history and government. But when they're dogs, civility counts more than civics. To be a Canine Good Citizen, a standard established by the American Kennel Club, a dog must accept friendly strangers, sit politely for petting, remain confident despite distractions and walk through a crowd without jumping on anyone, among other things. The Mason & Dixon Kennel Club put dogs through their paces Sunday during a day of obedience, agility and fun at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.
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