Tag: baltimore humane society
Even more than we love his name … Americus Rambeau … we love what the Baltimore police officer did on Dec. 29, 2010 — namely, jump into the icy waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to rescue a dog named Penny.
“She was happy to have somebody to hang onto,” he was quoted as saying after saving the dog’s life.
Aren’t we all.
On Jan. 26, at noon, the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS) will honor Rambeau and three other members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Marine Unit for their rescue of Penny, a black lab mix who ran out of her Federal Hill home, across Key Highway and into the harbor.
The ceremony will take place at the shelter building on the grounds of BHS. The event is open to the public.
Rambeau, along with Sergeant Michael Kain, Officer William Edgar and Officer John Wagner, arrived by boat to save Penny. She avoided them at first, but once Rambeau was in the water, she allowed him to get close enough to help her.
Once ashore, Penny was treated for “cold-water exposure and hypothermia,” said a spokesman for the BPD Marine Unit.
Penny’s owner, Rachel Naumann, was at work when her roommate opened the front door to sign for a package and Penny, who’s about a year old, got out and headed straight for the harbor, possibly in pursuit of a seagull.
Rambeau, who has multiple cats, told the Baltimore Sun he didn’t hesitate to jump in the water for Penny. He has done the same thing for other dogs, cats, deer and, in 1998, a 79-year-old man.
Naumann picked Penny up from the shelter the next morning, happily paying a $95 fee to pay to reclaim her pet.
“I’m just happy she’s back,” she said.
(Baltimore Sun photos by Kim Hairston)
Posted by jwoestendiek January 18th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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What — other than finding homes for about 1,000 dogs a year — is the Baltimore Humane Society all about?
This video they produced pretty much captures it.
Then there’s Dogfest — the society’s major fundraising event of the year. It’s next Saturday, June 19, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Click on the banner ad above for more information.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 11th, 2010 under Muttsblog, videos.
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DogFest, the Baltimore Humane Society’s biggest fundraising event of the year, kicks off Saturday morning at Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley.
The day-long event starts with a 5K-9 Fun Run at 7:40 a.m. At 10 a.m., the gates open and the activities begin — and there are a ton of them.
DogFest will feature agility runs, dog contests, pet education, a sandy beach and pools for the dogs to play in and a puppy pumpkin patch, where dogs can pick their own pumpkins.
In addition to numerous dog rescue groups on hand, DogFest will also feature Equine Rescue groups that will be exhibiting horses for adoption and offering horseback riding for kids and adults.
Admission is $10, with children in strollers admitted free.
Here’s a partial schedule:
Posted by jwoestendiek October 9th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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Baltimore area animal shelters have one week to go in their race to place 500 cats in adoptive homes by the end of the month — and so far they are on target to make the goal.
“It is so wonderful to see the people of the Baltimore area opening their hearts and homes to cats and kittens during this campaign,” said Jennifer Mead-Brause, executive director of Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS). “We still have plenty of wonderful cats and kittens who need new homes. This is the best time to consider adoption. And if you already have a cat and kitten, this is the very best time to adopt a playmate for him or her.”
From June 1 through 21 Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MD SPCA) adopted out 344 cats. Information about the campaign is available at Baltimore500.org.
Adoption fees for cats and kittens are being waived for the entire month, and six local veterinary clinics are offering free exams for cats and kittens adopted at participating shelters in June.
Posted by jwoestendiek June 24th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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Baltimore area animals shelters are zooming right along in their quest to find homes for 500 cats in the month of June.
Adoption fees for cats and kittens are being waived for the entire month.
In the first ten days, 178 cats were adopted, according to the member shelters of the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance – Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), the Maryland SPCA and the Humane Society of Baltimore County.
The alliance has created a special website, Baltimore500.org, with information about the campaign.
In addition to the waived adoption fee, six local veterinary clinics are offering free exams for cats and kittens adopted at participating shelters in June.
“This is a life saving campaign and we are heartened by the display of caring by the residents of the Baltimore area. Our shelter has been crowded with people interested in adopting cats and kittens,” said Frank Branchini, Volunteer and Events Coordinator for BARCS. “BARCS is encouraging people who already have cats to consider adopting a second cat or kitten as a playmate.”
Cats and kittens adopted from BARCS are spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies and bordatella, de-wormed, Felv tested, and provided with a flea preventative, a general examination, a food sample, and a month of free health insurance.
The participating shelters are:
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), 301 Stockholm Street, Baltimore, 410 396-4695
The Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, 410 235-8826
Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 410 833-8848
Posted by jwoestendiek June 13th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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