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Cable TV program available online and cable Channel 25

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” focuses on toy safety, Animal Services and an overview of the Circuit Court.

ICYMI In case you missed it, we review some recent headlines from your County government.

New and Improved Animal Services – Check out the County’s brand new $6.6 million facility and find out about pet adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and more.

Toy Safety – With holiday shopping underway, the Health Department has advice on how to select safe, beneficial toys for your kids.

Inside the Circuit Court – Chief Administrative Judge Kathleen Cox offers an overview of what to expect for your day in court, whether as a as a juror or a litigant.

To view streaming video of the full show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page at . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Evening clinics to be held at Drumcastle Government Center

In order to ensure that as many residents as possible have their annual flu vaccination, the Baltimore County Department of Health will offer two evening flu clinics from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 9 and Monday, November 21 at the Drumcastle Government Center located at 6401 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212.

Free flu shots (injectable only) will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for anyone six months and older. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, call the Department of Health at 410-887-BCHD (2243).

- TV and online ads promote pet adoption and spay/neuter services

Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Brandon Williams is known as a tough, hard-hitting rival within the NFL, but bring him a kitten or a cute dog and he’s all cuddles and playtime.

An animal lover through and through, Brandon was delighted to help Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) encourage people to open their hearts to homeless cats and dogs and to take advantage of low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services offered by the County.


Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today the launch of a new public service outreach campaign called, “Not Always a Tough Guy,” which features the six-foot-one, 335-pound Brandon nuzzling an armload of kittens and giving a playful pit bull a big smooch on the forehead. Brandon comments in the ad, “Even tough guys get their pets spayed and neutered.”

“We are so pleased that Brandon stepped up to lend his support and star power to help us get the word out about our great success story with our Animal Services team and their services for pets,” Kamenetz said. The County recently revamped its Animal Services' programs and approach, including completing a new $6.6 million, 22,400 square-foot animal shelter in Baldwin. The new facility doubles the space and provides a modern facility for the animals and animal adopters. This has resulted in an historic drop in the number of animals being euthanized.

“I am grateful to Brandon for helping us get the word out about the animal services we offer in Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Director of Health and Human Services Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “From a public health perspective, educating residents on the importance of spaying and neutering their cats and dogs is vital to reducing overpopulation and the spread of diseases.”

“Brandon was absolutely great to work with, he was excited about the facility and loved interacting with the animals,” said Animal Services Director Melissa Jones, V.M.D. “We really appreciate his partnering with us as something of a celebrity ambassador for Animal Services.”



Revised September 26, 2016