It's a cat (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Cat Population Leading To Euthanizations

When visitors enter the Humane Society of Carroll County’s cat adoption area, they are greeted by Oscar and Ted.


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Anonymous Donor to Pay All Adoption Fees Through Saturday at Md. Shelter

An anonymous donor is paying all adoption fees for those who want to take dogs, cats and other critters home from the Anne Arundel County Animal Control shelter through Saturday.


Families are seen through the door leading to the gymnasium of high school which is being used as a Red Cross shelter as they await Hurricane Sandy's eminent landfall in the area.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hurricane Sandy: Find a Shelter Near You

A number of shelters will be opening across the Washington area as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Find a shelter in your region.


File photo of a female Marine in training. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce

Once primarily male veteran problems, homelessness and economic struggles are escalating among female veterans, whose numbers have grown during the past decade of U.S. wars while resources for them haven’t kept up. The population of female veterans without permanent shelter has more than doubled in the last half-dozen years and may continue climbing now that the Iraq war has ended, sending women home with the same stresses as their male counterparts — plus some gender-specific ones that make them more susceptible to homelessness.