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Cecil County Councilor/Vet Finds ‘Mess’ at Buddy Animal Shelter, Oversight Chair Questions ‘Overstaffing’ at Govt. Expense

August 4, 2014

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT Cecil County Councilor Alan McCarthy (R-1), who is a licensed veterinarian, made a surprise visit to the Buddy for Life animal shelter in Elkton late last week and found unremoved feces, odors and many dogs with serious “mange” and other skin conditions. “It was a mess,” he said of...
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Posted in Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Cecil Whig, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government | 20 Comments »

State Vet Board Fines Buddies for No License at Animal Shelter; Carletti Sanctioned on ‘Controlled Dangerous Substance’ Violations

July 28, 2014

A CECIL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT The state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has fined A Buddy for Life, which handles animal control for Cecil County under a more than $2.25 million contract, for operating its rented animal shelter in Elkton without a required state license for a year. The state panel also imposed fines...
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Posted in Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, Health, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate, women | 15 Comments »

Cecil County Animal Control Group Admits Secrecy on Fatal Attack, Claims Big Taxpayer Costs for Day of Care; State Probe Continues

February 6, 2014

A Cecil Times Special Report Cecil County’s animal control contractor, A Buddy for Life, Inc., has admitted it omitted details of a fatal attack by one of its ‘foster’ dogs in a required report to county officials, while a state inquiry into the group continues and new financial data indicates taxpayers are paying caviar...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Michael Smigiel, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 9 Comments »

State Vet Board Considers Action Against Buddy Group; Cecil County Animal Contractor Runs $ Surplus, Silent on Attack by Foster Dog

January 20, 2014

The state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is slated to consider this week possible action against A Buddy for Life, which operates animal control under contract with the Cecil County government, for failing to obtain a required state license for nearly a year, state officials said. In addition, the Buddy group has continued to...
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Posted in Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, Health, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, politics | 5 Comments »

Animal Control Oversight Panel Eases Kennel Regs; Silences Protests by Bite Victim, Buddy Critics

November 12, 2013

A Cecil County citizen oversight panel on animal control has voted to ease several controversial regulations for dog kennel operators, but the group refused to consider concerns raised by citizens– including the victim of an attack by a ‘foster’ dog placed in her home by A Buddy for Life, the county’s paid contractor for...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 7 Comments »

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