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Who’s Who in Chesapeake ­Animal Caredom

Where to turn for help and to help

 
 
Anne Arundel County Animal ­Control Shelter 
The central Anne Arundel County location for lost pets reunites hundreds with their owners and operates a shelter that annually finds new homes for about 1,500 pets. As part of Anne Arundel County Police Department, it enforces all animal control laws. Services include a weekly $5 rabies vaccination clinic: 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville; 410-222-8900; www.aacounty.org/animalcontrol; open Tuesday-Saturday
 
Friends of Anne Arundel County ­Animal Control
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit created by the volunteers at Anne Arundel County shelter to solicit donations to help improve and save the lives of its homeless animals and to increase public awareness and understanding of Animal Control’s missions: www.faacac.org
 
Calvert Animal Welfare League
No-kill adoption center for dogs and cats: 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick; 410-535-9300; www.cawlrescue.org; open Friday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
 
Calvert Well Pet Clinic
Patuxent Animal Welfare Society’s affordable clinic offering spay and neuter services and preventive healthcare: 2240 Solomons Island Rd., Huntingtown; 
443-295-7873; www.calvertwpc.org
 
Friends of Felines
Rescues free-roaming or abandoned cats and places them in managed colonies or permanent homes; sponsors kitten adoptions at animal chain stores: P.O. Box 325, Port Republic; 410-414-2122; www.friends-of-felines.com
 
Humane Society of Calvert County at Fishing Creek Kennel
No-kill adoption center and boarding kennel: 2210 Dalrymple Rd., Sunderland; 410-257-4908; www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org
 
Last Chance Animal Rescue and ­Bottle Baby Project
Organizes foster families to nurture abandoned cat families including motherless kittens, preparing them for adoption: 8500 Bensville Rd., Waldorf; www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org
 
Maryland Votes for Animals
Animal advocates organized to create and support humane legislation, to engage animal advocates and to work with legislators to promote animal welfare in Maryland: www.VoteAnimals.org
 
Patuxent Animal Welfare Society
Rescues, fosters and finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs: 410-326-1616; 2240 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown; [email protected]
 
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue
A cageless sanctuary for homeless, abused and special-needs cats:
3200 Ivy Way, Harwood; 410-798-9559; www.ruderanch.org
 
Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland
Provides lasting homes and adoption possibilities for strays or about-to-be-euthanized senior dogs: 8336 West Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severn; 443-742-0270; www.seniordogsanctuary.com
 
Spay Spa and Neuter Nook

Rude Ranch’s affordable clinic offers spay and neuter services: 1251 West Central Ave., Davidsonville;
443-607-6496; www.spayspa.org
 
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Adoption central for domestic animals in Anne Arundel County, with many programs including fostering; low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter clinics; pet food bank to help keep animals out of shelters; and RACE Team pairings of human and dog runners on weekends at Quiet Waters Park: 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis; 410-268-4388; www.aacspca.org
 
SPOT 
(Stop Pet Overpopulation Together)
Accepts and sells donated goods to support low-cost spaying by providing vouchers to Calvert County pet owners: 4860 St. Leonard Rd., St. Leonard; 410-562-6516; www.spayspot.org
 
Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue
Matches abandoned senior dogs in Southern Maryland to loving families while providing a lifetime of encouragement and support, Lexington Park: 410-474-2958; www.sugarfacesrescue.org
 
Tri-County Animal Shelter
Handles nuisance animal issues for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, sells animal licenses, shelters found and abandoned animals before placement or euthanasia: 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville;
301-932-1713; www.charlescountymd.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-county-animal-shelter