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Who’s Who in Chesapeake ­Animal Caredom 2019

Where to turn for help and to help
AACo. Animal ­Control Shelter 
The county’s central 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 and $20 microchip clinic: 411 Maxwell Frye Rd., Millersville; 410-222-8900; www.aacounty.org/animalcontrol; open Tues.-Sat.
 
Blue Angel Rescue Wildlife Rehabilitation 
Certified wildlife rehabilitator Patricia Terrant treats injured and orphaned birds and small animals in Calvert County: 410-610-6903.
 
Friends of AACo. ­Animal Control
A nonprofit created by the volunteers at Anne Arundel County shelter to solicit donations to 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 Fri.-Sun. 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
 
Cats R Us
A nonprofit cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis area focused on educating communities about non-lethal and humane care of community cats; controlling the populations thru Trap, Neuter, and Return; and the promotion of low-cost spay/neuter clinics and initiatives. Gambrills, www.catsrusrescue.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: Port Republic; 410-414-2122; www.friends-of-felines.com
 
Humane Society of Calvert County
No-kill adoption center and boarding kennel: Sunderland; 410-257-4908; www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org
 
Last Chance Animal Rescue 
Adoption and foster services for cats and dogs from over 50 high-kill shelters in 12 states. Waldorf; www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org
 
Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter 
An open-admission shelter committed to providing compassionate, humane care and treatment to the shelter population and responsibly re-home animals into the community: Prince Frederick; 410-535-7387; www.calvertcountyanimalshelter.com
 
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Services
If you discover a sick or injured wild animal, call 1-877-463-6497, Mon.Fri. 8am-4:30pm. Unlicensed citizens may not rehabilitate an animal on their own.
 
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
Nonprofit rescues, fosters and re-homes cats and dogs: 443-295-7873; Huntingtown; [email protected]
 
Pets for Patriots
A nationally operating nonprofit serving the Chesapeake community. Helps current and former military veterans adopt dogs and cats for companionship through multiple area shelters. Provides resources to make pet guardianship more affordable, including discounts through local veterinary clinics: www.petsforpatriots.org.
 
Pets With Disabilities
Nonprofit specializes in rescuing animals with physical disabilities, then finding them forever homes. Prince Frederick; 443-624-9270; www.petswithdisabilities.org.
 
Prince George’s Animal Services
Provides for the health and welfare of the county’s animal population through enforcement of the Animal Control Ordinance, resolution of animal-related disputes and the promotion of adoptions, licensing, spay/neuter and humane education: 3750 Brown Station Rd, Upper Marlboro; 301-780-7201; http://bit.ly/2ZnBH2F
 
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue
A no-kill cageless sanctuary for homeless, abused and special-needs cats. 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; adoption partner of Pets for Patriots: 8336 West Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severn; 443-742-0270; www.seniordogsanctuary.com
 
South County Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Non-profit foster-based animal rescue accepts all breeds and many species. Friendship; 410-867-0585www.scarsrescue.org
 
Spay Spa and Neuter Nook

Rude Ranch’s affordable clinic offers spay and neuter services: Davidsonville;
443-607-6496; www.spayspa.org
 
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County, providing shelter and care for homeless animals, adoptions and advocating for animal welfare; low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter clinics; pet food bank; animal-friendly events: 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 to Calvert County pet owners: St. Leonard; 410-562-6516; www.spayspot.org
 
Sugar Faces Senior Dog Rescue
Matches abandoned senior dogs in Southern Maryland to loving families: Lexington Park: 410-474-2958; www.sugarfacesrescue.org
 
Sunshine’s Friends Cat & Dog Rescue
Promotes spaying/neutering and Trap Neuter Return (for cats) to reduce local shelter intake and euthanasia. Offering adoption and fostering services, plus emergency vet support: Jessup: www.sunshinesfriends.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: Hughesville;
301-932-1713; www.charlescountymd.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-county-animal-shelter