When visitors enter the Humane Society of Carroll County’s cat adoption area, they are greeted by Oscar and Ted.
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.
A number of shelters will be opening across the Washington area as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Find a shelter in your region.
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.