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Local pets hope for luck of the Irish

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a new friend?

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Tags: pets, cats, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, St. Patrick

Keeping animals warm, safe in Fairfax County

With the big chill came an increase in calls to animal control departments around the D.C. area from people worried about animals being left out doors.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:20am EST

Tags: welfare, cold animals

The struggle to save a bald eagle

The search continues for whoever shot and killed two bald eagles in Maryland.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 09:01pm EST

Tags: bald eagles, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Owl Moon Raptor Center, Second Chance Wildlife Center, Gaithersburg, Md., Kate Ryan

100 shelter pets come home for the holidays in D.C.

"Home for the holidays" -- it's a phrase that carries a lot of emotional weight. And that's no different at the Washington Humane Society.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:28pm EST

Tags: pets, Washington Humane Society, whs, cats

Finalists chosen for Va. cheetah cubs' names

etro Richmond Zoo owner Jim Andelin has chosen the finalists for naming the zoo's five cheetah cubs

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:17pm EST

Tags: Metro Richmond Zoo,

Baby sloth born at National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore announced the birth of a Linne's two-toed sloth, named Scout.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 10:43am EST

Tags: National Aquarium, sloth, Scout

Puppy recovers after reportedly thrown from second story

A nearly 4-month-old border-collie mix is recovering from surgery after the pup reportedly plunged two stories to the ground -- but no one's been charged.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:13am EDT

Tags: prince william county animal shelter, Manassas, Fredericksburg, puppy, dexter

Georgetown bulldog mascot's reign short-lived

After 15 months of training, Jack Jr. will give up his mascot duties for a return to home life, Georgetown University announced Wednesday.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 02:39pm EDT

Tags: Georgetown University, Georgetown Hoyas, mascots, Jack Jr.,

Va. purple martins festival delayed as birds tardy

Richmond's annual festival celebrating the arrival of thousands of purple martins is being pushed back because the birds aren't showing up as usual.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Tags: Richmond, Va.,

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