Archive for the ‘PetWork Maryland’ Category

Companion Animal Rescue Alliance (Greenbelt, Maryland 20768) is an animal rescue organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals (mainly cats and dogs) that are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless, and those that are victims of cruelty or are in danger of becoming victims of cruelty.

You may be familiar with the work that our CARA volunteers have done for local animals over the past eleven years, such fundraisers as, “Eve’s Knees”, “Mystic’s Sight”, and “Helping Halo” in addition to our routine fostering and adoption program.


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The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (Frederick, Maryland 21701) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. We promote the humane treatment of all animals through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other humane organizations.


The AWLFC was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2001. What began as a grassroots group of concerned animal lovers has grown into the county’s largest all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. In October 2009, the AWLFC opened our first adoption center and office at 1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A, in Frederick, MD. This office serves as the headquarters for all AWLFC activities, including cat and dog adoptions, our monthly spay/neuter clinic, education and training sessions, and fund-raising events.

Our philosophy is that every animal deserves a loving home, and that euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations.

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St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (Leonardtown, Maryland 20650) is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals.


Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership, as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

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Cats R Us (Gambrills, Maryland 20154) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis area whose focus is educating communities about non-lethal and humane care of community cats; controlling the community cat population through TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return); and the promotion of low-cost community spay/neuter clinics and initiatives. TNR means community cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped (for identification) by veterinarians.



Kittens caught early enough are tamed, vetted, and available for adoption when they are of an appropriate age. We have a small team dedicated to this segment of rescue, along with socializing and care of abandoned adults both of which have grown to be an integral part of our overall efforts.

As a feline rescue group, it is all too common to find abandoned, domesticated cats. These cats enter our program, are vetted, and put up for adoption as soon as possible.

Cats R Us does not accept owner surrendered pets, but can direct you to other organizations that may assist you. We can assist you by listing your cat on Petfinder.com and if there is space available at our adoption shows around the area.

In our 15 years of existence, nearly 15,000 cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated at the cost-effective CRU clinics. This has contributed greatly to the effort of controlling the problem of feline over-population in our area.

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Alley Cat Rescue (Mount Rainier, Maryland) is committed to helping stray and outdoor community cats in the United States and around the world, by promoting humane nonlethal care to improve cats’ lives. ACR works to reduce the number of feral cats living in colonies through a proven method called Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).


Alley Cat Rescue is leading in the way in promoting humane and compassionate care for ALL cats. It is important to remove feral cats from “pest” status that many put them in and promote an ethical, nonlethal way to deal with the population of outdoor community cats. Decades of catch-and-kill has not worked.

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The Humane Society of Calvert County (Sunderland, Maryland 20689) is a strong community resource and partner, which promotes compassion toward and the humane treatment of animals, by advocating the responsible ownership of companion animals.


HSCC improves our community for animals and people by: sheltering and protecting animals from harm; placing them into caring, responsible homes; increase awareness through humane education and community outreach; endeavoring to reduce animal over population and to eliminate cruelty; serving as an advocate for animals by promoting humane standards; and enhancing the relationship between animals and people.

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Fallston Animal Rescue Movement (Fallson, Maryland 21047) is a rescue and not a shelter.


We save many dogs from euthanasia by pulling them from overcrowded shelters, animal control and owner surrenders.

Our goal is to place animals in loving homes with compassionate people who will make lifelong commitments to them by accepting them as a member of their family. The adoption process is designed to help determine the best “match” between the pet and the lifestyle of the adopter. This also enables us to determine if the adoption is in the best interest of the animal.

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Second Hope Rescue is a group of animal-loving friends who have joined together to fill a niche in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland. They are committed to giving “Second Hope” to hard to place animals (due to breed or age) that are searching for their forever homes.



Collectively, Second Hope Rescue has over 20 years of rescue experience, either with other rescues or by doing rescue on their own.

They are in desperate need of foster homes. Please call if you’re interested. Fostering is a wonderful way to help homeless animals.

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The Maryland Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Organization (MAS Rescue, Inc.) was founded in 2005 by Mary Snyder to fulfill her dream and passion to save animals.


MAS Rescue is a small not-for-profit group that is dedicated to help unwanted shelter animals whose time has run out and whose destiny is deemed perilous. The group is supported by a select few of volunteers who have the same passionate desire to save as many shelter animals as possible. Since 2005, MAS Rescue has rescued and placed over 1,800 dogs and cats in loving forever homes.

Animals come to MAS from local shelters, some from distant shelters, while still others are displaced homeless animals found wandering the streets. MAS rescues, treats and rehabilitates animals through placement in volunteer foster homes for the purpose of eventual adoption into permanent homes that are loving and responsible. They are socialized with children, other animals, and are exposed to everyday family life.

MAS requires an adoption application, a signed contract and a fee. They will complete regular follow-ups, including veterinarian follow-up on your new companion.

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Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue is a non-profit Virginia corporation that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds new homes for guinea pigs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. We also work to educate the public on the proper care of guinea pigs.


Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a charitable corporation. As such, all donations are tax-deductible.

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