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Who’s Who in the 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

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

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: 937 Tidewater Grove Court, Annapolis; 410-326-1616; mdpawspet@hotmail.com

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; 443-764-0460; 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 and shelters found and abandoned animals temporarily before placement or euthanasia: 6707 Animal Shelter Rd., Hughesville;
301-609-3425; www.charlescounty.orgs/animalcontrol

Rescues by Breed

All Shepherd Rescue: www.allshepherdrescue.com; 410-775-6473

Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland: www.beaglemaryland.org; 301-934-3616

Doberman Assistance, Rescue and Education: www.dobe.net

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland: 301-994-0132; www.goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org

Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue: 410-515-7029; www.ncsr-md.org

Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic: 301-776-7370; www.schnauzerrescue.net

Small Dog Rescue: Mygr8k9@aol.com; www.DoodleDawgs.Petfinder.com