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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 6, 2006
The Mansion House at City Park in Hagerstown will be closed until Sept. 16 because of a problem with, Donna Mason, president of the Valley Art Association, said Tuesday. Mason said the fleas, which bite people and cover their clothing, are coming from stray cats living under the porch. The city has fumigated several times, but the fleas return, she said. This time, the city will work with the Humane Society of Washington County to remove the cats. The city will strip out carpet and fumigate again, Mason said.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | December 22, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com A local animal rescue service now offers online adoption services. Hagerstown-based KitCat & Critter Rescue Inc. in October began posting stray animal adoption information on Petfinder.com at www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD165.html on the Web. "There are a lot of people who use the Internet to look for pets. It provides a whole new avenue for adoptions," KitCat founder Ruth Rowe said. Petfinder.com is a free, searchable database that showcases homeless pets from more than 6,000 shelters worldwide.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
Waynesboro council cracks down on feral cat feeders By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro Tender-hearted Waynesboro residents who feed stray cats that end up on their doorsteps can now be arrested, fined up to $300 or even spend 30 days in jail, according to an ordinance passed Wednesday night by the Borough Council. The council, bowing to pressure from a handful of residents on Ridge and Fairview avenues who complained that stray cats were messing on their properties, passed the law unanimously.
NEWS
By ANDREA ROWLAND | May 18, 1999
MAUGANSVILLE - She found Bandit at a Sheetz store, and pulled Snickers from a dog's mouth. Arsenio just drifted into her life, but Callie started it all. Maugansville resident Tina Miller said she was 11 years old when learned that wild cats can be tamed. Callie, the feral kitten that stole away with a meatball in a rat trap, and bit Miller after she rescued the feline from an abandoned building, now purrs contentedly on Miller's lap. Miller, 35, wants to do more to help her furry friends.
NEWS
July 20, 2004
Ethics panels that oversee elected officials are often treated like stray cats. Nobody wants to kill them outright, but few lawmakers want to give them a secure and happy home. But that idea may get new life in West Virginia, because of the actions of Del. Jerry Mezzatesta, a Hampshire County lawmaker who chairs the House Education Committee. The state Ethics Commission recently dismissed a complaint that Mezzatesta sought a state education grant for his employer, the Hampshire County Board of Education.
NEWS
May 26, 2009
Dark side of abortion To the editor: As I watched the opposing sides on abortion battle it out over President Obama's address at Notre Dame, I thought of a woman I met about five years ago. For privacy I will call her "Angela. " It was a few days before Christmas and I had invited my niece to dinner. She called at the last moment and asked was it possible for her to bring her friend Angela. I told her it would be fine and went about setting another place at the table.
NEWS
June 16, 2003
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236 . You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I have been reading in the Mail Call about Mountainview Cemetery in Sharpsburg, but nothing about Memorial Day when they had a chain across the driveway.
NEWS
November 2, 1997
I must look like a sucker. My whole family must look like suckers. For some reason, all manner of creatures, insects included, seek us out. Sometimes this is not good. For example, it is not good when 150 mosquitos attempt to bed down in your right nostril, all at the same time. That happened to me once in Canada, and it was no fun. When mosquitos are overcrowded, as they were in my nostril, they get irritable and bite. Nor is it good when poisonous snakes try to wrap themselves around your appendages in search of warmth.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 3, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Connie Mozingo said a large population of feral cats lives in a wooded area near her Hagerstown home. When Mozingo left food and water outside for her own cat, the stray cats often came closer to her home to eat and drink. Soon, a female cat and her baby were constant visitors, and Mozingo said she wanted to help the pair. "I felt bad for those two," she said. "They got so friendly. " Mozingo contacted Promise Animal League based in Falling Waters, W.Va. The group provides low-cost spay and neuter services and other aid, primarily for cats, according to Director Star Silva.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | February 8, 2001
Waynesboro tables barking-dog ordinance WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dogs, cats, boa constrictors, African lions, Indian tigers and other animals were on the minds of the Waynesboro Borough Council Wednesday night. The council is considering a series of ordinances aimed at controlling and licensing animals within the borough. Residents have complained about barking dogs, dogs running loose, dozens of cats, and pets damaging flower beds and gardens. There is also the fear that police, fire or ambulance crews on an emergency call could stumble upon a dangerous exotic or wild animal kept as a house pet. The council tabled action on a proposed ordinance that would control barking dogs until the members can study the draft.
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August 3, 2009
"Banks should be able to push a button with their knee or foot, telling police about a robbery and not lose all that money. " - Williamsport "I'm calling about the person in Halfway who is old, worthless and undeserving of health care; that it should go to the inmates at the prison. They have enough rights in the prison. Why don't you think about the officers that have to be treated as inmates and follow all kinds of rules, while the inmates get college educations, free room and board, and that's all on the taxpayer?"
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NEWS
May 26, 2009
Dark side of abortion To the editor: As I watched the opposing sides on abortion battle it out over President Obama's address at Notre Dame, I thought of a woman I met about five years ago. For privacy I will call her "Angela. " It was a few days before Christmas and I had invited my niece to dinner. She called at the last moment and asked was it possible for her to bring her friend Angela. I told her it would be fine and went about setting another place at the table.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 3, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Connie Mozingo said a large population of feral cats lives in a wooded area near her Hagerstown home. When Mozingo left food and water outside for her own cat, the stray cats often came closer to her home to eat and drink. Soon, a female cat and her baby were constant visitors, and Mozingo said she wanted to help the pair. "I felt bad for those two," she said. "They got so friendly. " Mozingo contacted Promise Animal League based in Falling Waters, W.Va. The group provides low-cost spay and neuter services and other aid, primarily for cats, according to Director Star Silva.
NEWS
June 1, 2007
Club meetings Leitersburg Senior Citizens Club LEITERSBURG - Monday, June 4, 11:30 a.m., Leitersburg Fire Hall. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. Visitors welcome. Tri-State Singles Monday, June 4, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 10, 707 Frederick St., Hagerstown. For information, call Bill, 301-791-5371; or Sharon, 717-762-4524. National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees HANCOCK - Hancock Unit 22, Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m., Park & Dine Restaurant.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 6, 2006
The Mansion House at City Park in Hagerstown will be closed until Sept. 16 because of a problem with, Donna Mason, president of the Valley Art Association, said Tuesday. Mason said the fleas, which bite people and cover their clothing, are coming from stray cats living under the porch. The city has fumigated several times, but the fleas return, she said. This time, the city will work with the Humane Society of Washington County to remove the cats. The city will strip out carpet and fumigate again, Mason said.
NEWS
August 4, 2005
Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "In response to the people who think that rodents will overrun the entire earth if we get rid of all the stray cats, stray cats are generally killing wildlife such as birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks. We have built a better mousetrap; this is the 21st century. We don't have to let cats run around overpopulating everything, and if you stop and think about the life of a feral cat, you're doing the animal a great disservice by letting it overpopulate.
NEWS
July 20, 2004
Ethics panels that oversee elected officials are often treated like stray cats. Nobody wants to kill them outright, but few lawmakers want to give them a secure and happy home. But that idea may get new life in West Virginia, because of the actions of Del. Jerry Mezzatesta, a Hampshire County lawmaker who chairs the House Education Committee. The state Ethics Commission recently dismissed a complaint that Mezzatesta sought a state education grant for his employer, the Hampshire County Board of Education.
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