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News and Happenings

Help Find Mimi - Lake Linganore Area

Help Find Missing Dog - Lake Linganore Area

As of this morning, Mimi, the Hembree family dog who was on the pontoon boat when it tragically went over the dam, has not been found.

Name: Mimi
Breed: Half Pug & Half Jack Russell

She was wearing a collar, as well as an invisible fence collar when she went over.

Please email any information to findmimi2015@gmail.com. Thank you!

K9s in the Vines 2015

K9s in the Vines 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015
1pm - 4pm
Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations

Load up your dog and come out for an afternoon of wine tasting, pet demonstrations, games, music, food, and more, at Linganore Winecellars Berrywine Plantations in Mt. Airy, MD!

Check out the pet vendors and animal rescue groups, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of Maryland's largest wineries, and now brewery!

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Paws & Claws 5K Run and 1mi Walk 2015

Annual Paws & Claws 5K Run / 1mi Walk

The photos are in for the 5K. Thanks to everyone who made this happen this year. Another great run for our paws and claws.

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Ruby Needs Your Help

Ruby Needs Your Help!

This little Jack Russell Terrier needs your help. This little girl was found by a local resident who took her in. After an initial vet visit, her owner got the news that she had mammary tumors and was in need of surgery. Unable to afford the care she needed, they reluctantly took her to the local animal shelter, hoping that she might get that treatment. The shelter was unable to give her the treatment she needed, making her future very uncertain. Just a few days from euthanasia, one of our volunteers was at the shelter and heard about this little terrier. The tumors are extensive and both sides, but she responded with such a sparkle that we (Animal Welfare League of Frederick County) had to rescue her.

What a little gem we have with this little girl appropriately named Ruby, which means "radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality" which fits her personality now shining through.

If you would consider donating to Ruby's cause, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/Ruby.

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