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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

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METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

44-year-old woman from Wheaton found unharmed


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say a 44-year-old woman from Wheaton, who was last seen April 2, has been found safe and unharmed.

Police said Felicita Siddique was last seen in the 2800 block of Lindell Street in Wheaton by her roommates.

On Monday morning, police told media outlets that she had been located. No other details were immediately available.


Nurse shares story of the day she saved a man


WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Early Friday morning, a jury found a man guilty of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault in for stabbing a victim more than a dozen times in Wheaton, Md.

Jurors returned to the courtroom with their verdict at 1:30 a.m., according to officials. They found Devante McNeil guilty of stabbing another man multiple times on April 16, 2013.

Police were originally called to the scene in the area of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive that night for the report of a possible pedestrian struck but once they arrived, the victim told them he had been stabbed multiple times, not struck by a car. According to charging documents, the victim was stabbed in the bathroom of an apartment building lobby by McNeil.

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Montgomery County Police announce promotions

MCPD Chief Announces PromotionsPublished on March 11, 2014 by in Press Releases

Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced the following promotions:

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Promoted to CAPTAIN (effective March 9):

  • Lieutenant David Anderson – assigned to Duty Commander
  • Lieutenant James Humphries – assigned to Duty Commander

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Montgomery County Police announce promotions

MCPD Chief Announces PromotionsPublished on March 11, 2014 by in Press Releases

Chief J. Thomas Manger has announced the following promotions:

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Promoted to CAPTAIN (effective March 9):

  • Lieutenant David Anderson – assigned to Duty Commander
  • Lieutenant James Humphries – assigned to Duty Commander

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