3 WE’RE ABOUT A MONTH AWAY FROM “DOGFEST”.. ONE OF THE LARGEST FUNDRAISERS FOR THE BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY. AND THIS YEAR.. ABC2 IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE EVENT. IT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO CARE FOR THE NEARLY ONE-THOUSAND ANIMALS WHO COME TO THE SHELTER.. SOME ARE HEALTHY.. AND OTHERS NEED A LITTLE EXTRA T-L-C. ABC2’S MEGAN KNIGHT HAS THIS STORY. 3 –TAKE PKG15:49 P and P will sit in the window and people will walk by and wave and say hello 15:53 TRACK ONE:HE’S ONLY HAD PORTOBELLO AND PICKLES FOR A COUPLE MONTHS AND ANTHONY EDMONDS SAYS HIS CATS ARE ALREADY MAKING QUITE THE IMPRESSION. ((Anthony)) 15:26 they bring a lot of joy to other people((BUTT WITH)) 15:36 people are coming over every week they want to see the three-legged cat TRACK TWO: PORTOBELLO IS THE THREE-LEGGED CAT.. WHO GETS AROUND THE HOUSE JUST FINE.. AND HAS NO PROBLEM PUTTING HIS ADOPTED SISTER PICKLES IN HER PLACE. ((Anthony))13:36 I didn’t want to just adopt a regular cat I figured I would get something maybe someone else didn’t want or didn’t want to give a home to 13:40 TRACK THREE:ANTHONY ADOPTED PORTOBELLO FROM THE BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY. MOST OF THE ANIMALS THEY SEE NEED JUST THE USUAL CARE OF VACCINATIONS, SPAYING OR NEUTERING. BUT NOW AND THEN THEY GET A PET LIKE PORTOBELLO WHO ISN’T IN PERFECT SHAPE. ((Dr. Zink))54:34 some of those animals are the easiest and best adopted animals because they’re unique and they’ve been through a trauma and often times people want to save an animal especially one that’s had a rough beginning TRACK FOUR:THE BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY WILL GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO TREAT ALL OF THE ANIMALS THAT COME THROUGH THEIR DOORS.. FROM THE WEEKS OLD.. TO THE SENIORS. ((Dr. Zink))56:54 often times they still have many years still left on their life and once again pretty active and lively and they’re just not ready to be done with life 57:01 TRACK FIVE:ANTHONY PLANS ON HAVING PORTOBELLO AND PICKLES AROUND FOR A LONG TIME.. ENJOYING THEIR COMPANIONSHIP WITH HIM AND EACH OTHER. ((Anthony)) 14:31 and they’re inseparable they’re best pals there’s no doubt about it 14:33 STANDUP: AND FOR THE PETS WHO COME IN WITH EXTRAORDINARY MEDICAL COSTS..THE BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY HAS THE “YUKON EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUND.”YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO DONATE TO THAT.. AND ALSO GET DETAILS ABOUT DOGFEST COMING UP ON SEPTEMBER 16TH BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE ABC2 NEWS DOT COM.I’M MEGAN KNIGHT FOR ABC2 NEWS.