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In Southeast Baltimore 35 Cats Were Rescued from the Rescue



Charm City Animal Rescue raided by Animal Control

WJZ reports that Baltimore City Animal Control had to rescue 35 cats from Charm City Animal Rescue on Hudson Street in Canton due to unsanitary conditions. After “numerous complaints,” Animal Control got a warrant to search the facility and found “a strong smell of animal waste, unclean litter boxes and more than a dozen sick cats.”

Charm City Animal Rescue’s Web site (as well as its Facebook page) still advises people looking to adopt animals that the organization “currently [does] not have a facility,” but according to a poorly formatted Web page at Baltimore Guide, CCAR did in fact begin leasing a facility on the 2800 block of Hudson Street in February of this year to serve as an “outgoing only” cat adoption facility. Seeing as it’s not yet May, it seems that things went South rather quickly.

New Documentary Looks at Baltimore’s Best-Kept Secret: The Dollhouse Murder Scenes


The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death are the creepiest dollhouses you’ll ever see:  miniature scenes of murders, suicides, and bloody accidents, all painstakingly crafted in quaint dollhouse scale by an heiress in the 1930s. It’s always seemed fitting to me that these odd, gory dioramas make their home in Baltimore — the only problem is that they’re only available for viewing by appointment with the Maryland Medical Examiner. Which is why it’s all the more exciting that filmmaker Susan Marks’ documentary about the Nutshells, Of Dolls and Murder, was just made available on Netflix streaming. And it’s narrated by none other than John Waters!

Baltimore’s Own Decaying, Haunted Fairyland


Baltimore natives:  did you ever vacation at Enchanted Forest, the 50s-era amusement park outside Ellicott City? Once, we’re sure, it was full of enchantment and surprise and over-priced sodas; these days, though, it looks more like “Munchkinland’s skid row,” as io9 puts it. The fairy tale theme park closed in 1989, and has been in a poetic state of collapse ever since. You’re not supposed to go there, but some intrepid souls still do — and bring back the photos to prove it: