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We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.

The shelter will be closed Thursday Nov 27 through Nov 30 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Highlighted Animals
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  16749 - Little Teddy
Little Teddy needs a special home.  Teddy is still getting used to being around people.  You can tell he is happy to get attention, once you start petting him, but at first he feels like he should run and hide.  Teddy was found, hungry and lost outside, so who knows what happened to him out there.  If you are looking to rescue a kitty who just wants a gentle home with people to...read more about 16749 - Little Teddy
  17731 - Bruce
Bruce is a cool and curious little Guinea Pig.  He is a young adult who is light grey, almost silver colored on top of white.  He likes to rearrange his cage and move his little house around and he loves to explore.  He is active and likes to walk around on the floor and run through cardboard tubes.
  17828 - Polly
Polly is a fun and energetic mixed breed.  She looks a bit like a Collie.  Polly is very affectionate and loves to go outside to run around.  Polly appears to be 6yrs old.  Polly is sensitive around her ears, so she would do best in a home with considerate children who are old enough to understand this.  Polly has gotten along with some dogs.  If you have a dog at hom...read more about 17828 - Polly

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 14th Annual Walk a wonderful day! 


Odum Real Estate Group

Howard County Times
The Wallace-Smith Family
Ann & Paul Selnick in Honor of Animal Advocates
Audrey, Jesse & Evan Selnick

The Young Family
The Outer Office
Printing Images
K.O. Art and Design, LLC
VCA Lewis Animal Hospital
VCA Columbia at Centre Park
VCA Columbia at Hickory Ridge
The Schultz/McDermott Family
For Biggles
The Beaglehouse
Fresh Air Music Entertainment
Martha& Bob Gagnon

XP Laser Sport  / David’s Natural Market / LOOKS Salon and Spa
Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital
 / Howard Bank
The Coventry School for Dogs and Their People / Lakeside Title Company
Countryside Veterinary Hospital / Pet Barn at Maple Lawn
Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.

Triadelphia Veterinary Clinic /  Grand Rental Events  / Haight Funeral Home
Dr. Deborah A. Wilson, DDS, PA  /  Michael & Justin Yourtee
Skin Care Institute / Freetown Animal Hospital
Patapsco Valley Veterinary Hospital / Vintage Blue
Brooke Tyson Photography / Stephanie Grutzmacher
acupuncturewithnoreen.com / Animal Wellness Center



If It Helps Just One....

A Volunteer reports a friend accidentally left her pantry door open. When she returned home, she found her dog had gotten its head stuck in a cereal box and suffocated. While this may seem very unlikely, it’s not the first time we’ve heard of it! Several years ago, a dog we know died in a potato chip bag. Similarly, cats have been reported to suffer the same fate getting stuck in cat food cans. We’ve probably all wondered why “this bag is not a toy” even needs to be said.  But food containers don’t usually post a warning, and for our four-legged friends, anything with food or food residue is especially tempting.  So be safe and keep food and trash out of your pet’s reach. 

In our position, we often get alerts or stories that people want us to share. In an effort to bring them to you in an organized fashion, we’ll post them under this title.  Our goal is not to be depressing or alarmist, but to present things you may never have thought of but should know.  If it helps just one, it will be worth it.


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