Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Alice Schindler

Operation Paws for Homes (OPH rescue) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs who have overcome great odds and deserve wonderful, caring forever homes. OPH is an all-breed dog rescue, and we take in dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages. These dogs are rescued from overcrowded, high-kill shelters in the southern region of the United States, primarily shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. Our goal is to offer a second chance to dogs abandoned in shelters and out of time.

Animal Services enforcing anti-cruelty regulation

Photo from Pexels The Animal Services Division of the county police is issuing reminders that the department is enforcing the Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs regulation during the extreme cold weather the area is experiencing. The regulation prohibits leaving animals unattended outside, considering that doing so under current conditions is an act of cruelty. Section II-C of the regulation says that … Read More

Law would ensure dogs off leash are legal in municipal dog parks

Grand opening of Takoma Park Dog Park. Photo by Mike Diegel. Dogs would be legally off leash in dog parks established by municipalities under legislation recently introduced by Councilmember Sidney Katz (D-District 3). Current rules allow dogs to be off leash in county dog parks run by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, such as the Ellsworth Urban Dog … Read More

Animal Services Division enforcing anti-cruelty regulation

Some dogs are bred to thrive in cold weather. Most animals are not and should be kept indoors. Photo by Mike Diegel. The Montgomery County Animal Services Division has announced that it will enforce the county’s anti-cruelty regulations through Friday night. The regulation reads in part “a person must not tether a dog under circumstances that endanger its health, safety, … Read More