The Baltimore Humane Society honored Officer Dan Waskiewicz for adopting a pit bull that he rescued during a police call.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Reisterstown-based Baltimore Humane Society honors a Baltimore City Police officer for saving a dog that became his best friend.
Submitted Article Baltimore City Police Officer Dan Waskiewicz will be honored on Wednesday, Aug. 1, by the Baltimore Humane Society for compassionate service. Officer Waskiewicz, a recent cadet graduate, quickly became an internet folk hero following a police call for a vicious dog. Acting with a cool head and calm judgment, the so-called “vicious” dog ended up as Officer Waskiewicz’s new best friend. “Because of Officer Waskiewicz’s astute response, he saved the life of an innocent animal and avoided what could have been a situation with a tragic ending,” said Baltimore Humane Society Executive Director, Jen Swanson. “The Baltimore Humane Society would like to acknowledge and award this wonderful police officer for his compassionate …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Baltimore County Animal Shelter saw three high profile incidences of animal abuse last week.
Are you considering pet adoption? Tom Scollins, assistant chief at Baltimore County Animal Control, has some words of wisdom for you. Last week, Patch reported on three incidences of animal abuse, including Louie, a Yorkshire Terrier who was thrown off a balcony of an Owings Mills residence. To avoid further incidents, Scollins urges potential pet owners to think carefully before adopting. "The main thing people need to remember is to pick a pet that fits their lifestyle," Scollins said. "If you're a young professional that's out a lot, you might want to get a cat or a fish, which are more low maintenance." Dogs, however, require more attention, so Scollins suggests that a member of the household be around a good amount of time to care for…
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Holiday lights sparks winter season at Baltimore Humane Society's winter open house.
Guiding the way onto 1601 Nicodemus Road was a multi-colored pathway of wooden dogs, cats and rabbits. The silhouetted display was constructed by the Baltimore Humane Society Sunday, at its annual Holiday Lights and Winter Open House. The event highlighted the strides made possible by staff, volunteers, and foster families in the altruistic cause of animal care. Community members could bring their existing pets, warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and look at animals available for adoption. Performances by the Harbor City Chorus and Belle Musique violinists played in the background as children took pictures with Santa or a winter scene. The goal of the event was to get people to come see what the Humane Society does, said …