The shelter will be closed Saturday Feb 17th through Monday Feb 19. Normal hours resume Tuesday Feb 20. Animal listed in our Rescue Program may be available to visit by appointment during this time.
A recent Adopter reports the sudden and violent death of one of her dogs from suspected mushroom poisoning. Enjoying the warm weather, and playing only moments earlier, he collapsed in their backyard. He was vomiting profusely, frothing from the mouth and nose, had fluid gushing from his eyes, and had projectile diarrhea. He was rushed to the local ER where mushroom poisoning was immediately suspected. He was unable to be saved as he was already in organ failure and it was irreversible.
This quick-thinking mom collected and stored the vomit, then contacted the Mycological Association of Washington DC. A representative made a visit to her home to collect the sample and is filing a report with the North American Mycological Association. They believe it is a non-indigenous type of mushroom that is travelling to our area through the air in spore form and is particularly deadly. We will follow up when the species of mushroom has been identified, but for now, please assume all mushrooms are poisonous and routinely remove them from your yard.
RIP Stryder, pictured here with his buddy Lady.
ANIMAL ADVOCATES OF HOWARD COUNT OPPOSES SUNDAY HUNTING AND REDUCING THE SAFETY ZONE!
Once again, Delegate Flanagan is introducing legislation (called "HoCo 16-18") that would allow deer hunting on Sundays in Howard County for the first time in 300 years. The 99.9854% of Howard County residents who do not hunt deserve a safe day outdoors for recreation! This proposed bill also includes provisions to decrease the safety zone to only 100 yards from a structure, including residential neighborhoods!
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