Dine Out for the Animals is back on Monday, March 4! Join us at Tino's Italian Bistro off Rt. 100 in Columbia for lunch, happy hour, dinner, dessert, carry out, delivery (they have pizza!) or catering. 10% of ALL sales benefit the shelter.
There is a wine bar, kids' menu and gluten-free options! No coupon is required. We hope to see you there, and please tell your friends to support this great restaurant on Monday.
Small Miracles volunteer Trish has entered Remy into the contest. Remy came to Small Miracles from a kill facility and was overlooked by many adopters because he is deaf. He charmed his way into Trish's heart and has been living happily ever after.
Visitors can vote once a day through March 18. Please vote! Thank you for your support.
NEWS ABOUT OUR LATEST RESCUES
Hope was rescued from a puppy mill in West Virginia that is still in operation. She was in such bad condition that we didn't know her gender and couldn't find her ears. Neglected and with badly matted fur, she couldn't even walk. After 2 hours of trimming and cleaning, we removed 3.5 pounds of matted fur. We found cuts, scabs and knots under her skin that required antibiotics. Her ears were badly infected. An eye condition will likely require daily treatment for life. She has had a rough first 5 years of life, but she is now wagging her tail happily in a foster home that will soon be her permanent home!
Poppy came to Small Miracles with a damaged leg that needed an amputation. But being a tripod has not slowed her down one bit. Poppy was up and running around in no time, and she was lucky to warm the heart of an adoptive family soon after her surgery. Poppy and her new human little girl Emma are going to have lots of fun together.
SUPPORT MOLLY'S LAW TO TREAT DOG BAITING LIKE DOG FIGHTING
When Small Miracles rescued the abused pit bull Molly from being used as a bait dog, we had no idea she would touch so many lives. Although she did not survive her injuries, her life was not in vain.
Did you know: The Humane Society of the United States ranks Maryland as 43rd in the country in anti-dog fighting legislation? Only seven states having weaker laws.
On Tuesday, March 12, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hearSenate Bill 360/House Bill 542, which we are working with the legislature to be named Molly's Law. It is being sponsored by State Senator Bryan Simonaire, District 31, from Anne Arundel County.
While dog fighting is illegal in Maryland, SB 360/HB 542 would specifically define dog baiting and align it to have the same penalties as dog fighting overall. Under this legislation, the penalty associated with being convicted of dog baiting would carry a maximum of three years in jail and/or fines up to $5,000. This bill also states that a person may not knowingly allow the premises under the person's ownership, charge or control to be used in a dogfight or for baiting.
A hearing will be held in Annapolis on Tuesday, March 12, at 1 p.m. We encourage anyone against dog fighting and dog baiting to show support by submitting written testimony. Please contact Joan Harris in Senator Simonaire's office by calling 410-841-3658 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.