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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.

Highlighted Animals
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  16701 - Sabrina
Sabrina is a female, brown tabby with white markings on her toes and nose. She is sweet and friendly and has beautiful eye liner markings around her eyes!  Sabrina likes to explore.  She would enjoy having kitty shelves and window sills to explore.  She has also been around another cat too.  
  17594 & 17595 - Rumba and Tango
Rumba and Tango are 1yr old, neutered male Chinchillas.  These adorable little guys are curious and friendly.  They enjoy a cage with multiple levels so they can use their back legs to leap and bound around.  Rumba and Tango are loads of fun.  They both enjoys getting scratched around their ears and on their chin.  They just close their eyes in comfort.
  17889 - Minnie
Minnie is a 4yr old, spayed female Bassett Hound and Chow Chow mix.  Minnie has met another dog and done well.  She is friendly and enjoys being out on a walk to explore.  True to the Bassett Hound nature, Minnie is very food motivated. :0)  On the Chow Chow side, she is a little aloof when meeting someone new, so she needs time to be introduced to new people so she knows they ...read more about 17889 - Minnie

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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