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Study: Many car restraints for dogs don't prevent harm (Video)

The results of the locally-based study show many dog car restraints don't actually protect dogs from harm in the event of an accident.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Lindsey Wolko, Center for Pet Safety, pet harness, dogs,

Va. boy to serve 1 yr probation for animal cruelty conviction

A13-year-old Loudoun County boy will serve a year on supervised probation for an animal cruelty conviction after he kicked his family's pet dog to death.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 02:07pm EDT

Tags: Crime, animal cruelty, courts, Loudoun County Department of Animal Service

Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: Training methods, heartworm medication, crating

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 08:10am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Dr. Katy Nelson, pet questions

Giving away pets can carry a high price

Cases of animal cruelty are being investigated and prosecuted all over the country.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 09:10am EDT

Tags: pet abuse, Randi Martin, washington humane society

Now you can rest in peace with your pet

In a Frederick, Md., cemetery, you can be buried with your whole family.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: pet, cemetery, cemeteries, Randi Martin, Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Eco Eternity Forest,

Montgomery Co. cancels Pooch Pool Party

No fun in the sun for Montgomery County's pooches. The Recreation Department is canceling its popular Pooch Pool Party due to the spread of dog influenza.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 09:14pm EDT

Tags: montgomery county, Canine influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wheaton

Toxic algae detected in two Maryland lakes

Officials say Toxins from blue-green algae have contaminated Lake Frank just east of Rockville. Montgomery Parks are urging visitors to use caution.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 01:01am EDT

Tags: Montgomery Parks, Lake Needwood, blue-green algae, Rock Creek Regional Park,

Prince William firefighters get oxygen masks for pets

The Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department announced Monday that firefighters are getting oxygen masks specially made for dogs and cats.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 10:05am EDT

Tags: oxygen, Prince William County, Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department

Shelters sweat the summer with cat surplus

Apparently, summer is that time of year when cat owners tell their felines, "It's not you, it's me," and surrender them to shelters.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 09:23am EDT

Tags: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, awla, cat adoptions, kittens, humane society

WTOP's Top 10: The best local charity

Your top pick for the best charity in the D.C. region is going to the dogs.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 03:03pm EDT

Tags: Top 10, top 10 charity, Lab Rescue, Randi Martin

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