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Shelter and Support

Resources for companion animals and their humans

Volunteers make Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties animal- and people-friendly communities. Here’s where to go to rescue an animal, find affordable care for your pet or help out.

Anne Arundel County

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue Center
    This no-kill shelter’s mission is to find loving and permanent homes for any adoptable animal, to rescue feral cats and to help with low-cost spay and neutering.
3200 Ivy Way, Harwood

SPCA of Anne Arundel County
    The largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the county provides shelter and care for homeless animals while advocating for animal welfare.
1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis

Calvert County

Calvert Animal Welfare League
    This all-volunteer animal rescue and no-kill shelter is also an education center to promote the adoption of cats and dogs.
1041 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick

Calvert Well Pet Clinic of ­Patuxent Animal Rescue Society
    Affordable well visits, worming, shots and spay and neutering.
2240 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick
Friends of Felines
    The Friends focus on rescuing free-roaming or abandoned cats, spaying and neutering them, then placing them in managed colonies or permanent homes.
Prince Frederick; 410-414-2122;

Humane Society of Calvert County
    Shelters and protects stray animals, placing them in homes, educating and working with the community.

Pet Day 5K, Sat., Sept. 15
    This walk/run starts at Out Lady Star or the Sea Church and covers ­scenic Solomons Island. Well-behaved dogs welcome; no retractable leashes. 8:30am: $25 w/discounts.
2210 Dalrymple Rd., Sunderland

SPOT Thrift Store: Southern Maryland Spray & Neuter
    Donations and purchases of goods support reduced-cost spay and neuter surgeries for pets.
4860 St. Leonard Rd., St. Leonard