66 dogs helped!
We are SO excited that our new website is online! Thank you for your patience over the years with our old outdated site. B-More Dog is proud that our new website better reflects our current programs, mission and vision.
Way back in 2010, someone had volunteered to design a WordPress site for the organization. However, over the years, we lost contact with this person who was not local to Baltimore. Since none of our core volunteer base was familiar with the programming language, we had to make the best of what we had and basically just used Facebook to communicate.
We hope you will take some time to check out the resources we have compiled. Our event calendar will be kept up-to-date and while we may post some teaser event photos on Facebook, this site will now host our Past Events Gallery.
Keep in touch and tell us what you think!
After a long two year journey marked by task force meetings, hearings, rallies, educational meetings throughout the state, and countless calls and emails, the “Pit Bull Ruling” was finally been overturned in April 2014.
B-More Dog was proud to be part of the coalition led with excellence by Tami Santelli of the Humane Society of the United States, which included the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance and numerous organizations throughout the state (see logos below) that were all committed to overturning the Court of Appeals ruling and establishing a dog bite liability law fair to all dog owners and bite victims. Special thanks to Delegate Luiz Simmons and Senator Brian Frosh for sponsoring and shepherding through the bills that became law.
Key features of Maryland’s dog bite liability law:
- The bill that became law was the compromise bill, HB 73/SB 247, that so many of you made critical calls and emails about to gain your legislators’ support. Congratulations!
- This is emergency legislation that went into effect as soon as the governor signed the bill, April 8, 2014 (instead of October 1, like most bills.)
- The law is breed-neutral; dogs will be judged by their actions, not their breed or type.
- Landlords are no longer held strictly liable for their tenants’ dogs’ actions.
- Pit bulls are no longer deemed to be “inherently dangerous.”
Our work at B-More Dog isn’t always easy. What makes us able to help dogs and their families are our amazingly caring volunteers like Kimm. We met Eric and his 3 small dogs at September’s B-More Dog Clinic in Park Heights. They arrived in style in a special shopping cart to Eric could bring all 3 of his dogs the several blocks walk to the Clinic. He knew they needed attention. Our vet examined Eric’s dog Pepper and found her to be seriously ill and in need of an in-depth veterinary work-up.
In the week following the Clinic, Kimm drove back and forth three times from her home, to Park Heights to Academy Animal Hospital, transporting the gravely ill Pepper, and her sister, Lucy, who was spayed through B-More Dog’s free spay/neuter program. Unfortunately, Pepper was found to be suffering with late-stage heart failure had to be put to sleep. Before she left this earth, Kimm took a beautiful photo of Pepper with her Dad Eric. Kimm then framed it for him, so Eric will always have it to treasure.
Our partners at Academy Animal Hospital and Animal Advocates of Howard County made veterinary care possible for these dogs and we can’t thank them enough.
We sincerely thank our volunteer, Kimm, as she embodies the spirit of B-More Dog’s mission to assist Baltimore’s dogs and their owners.
Without funds to continue these programs, and without our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to help dogs like Pepper and Lucy.
Without YOU, there would be no B-More Dog. Want to help make a difference? Donate today.