Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) is the country’s largest 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 engages in a variety of activities including cat and dog adoptions, our monthly spay/neuter clinic, education and training sessions, and fund-raising events.
Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
AWLMC has achieved so much since its inception in September 2005. We continue as an all-volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to running our no-kill cat shelter in the Washington, DC metro area. Our every effort is guided by our mission: improving the lives of Montgomery County residents and animals through programs directed at education, adoption, animal shelter, and low cost spay/neuter.
Days End Horse Farm Rescue
Days End Farm Horse Rescue was established in 1989 as a non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to “Ensure Quality Care and Treatment of Equines through Rehabilitation, Education, and Outreach.” Days End exists through the support of many thousands of people – volunteers, donors, staff, and friends. As a premier all-breed rescue in the State of Maryland, Days End provides many of its services locally, nationally and internationally. Days End continues to be a leader and model in the field of equine rescue and rehabilitation, providing legal documentation for court cases, educational programs, community outreach and animal disaster recovery, and is often recognized as a trailblazer with 88% of its funding going directly to its mission. Days End welcomes volunteers of all ages, skills, talents and horse handling abilities. They encourage supporters to become their fan on Facebook and/or attend their fun filled annual events. In order to continue its mission donations are vital and most welcome.
Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Montgomery County Humane Society
Montgomery County Humane Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that has provided animal sheltering services for Montgomery County since 1958. As an open admission shelter that never turns an animal away, MCHS receives funds to operate the Montgomery County Animal Shelter under a grant from the Montgomery County Government and from private donations. The only full-service animal shelter in the county, MCHS handled more than 8,200 animals in FY2012. Programs and services include adoption, foster care, lost and found, rescue, education, and volunteering.
MC Humane Society Website
MC Humane Society Website
Second Chance Wildlife
Each year, concerned citizens bring in thousands of native wildlife for medical treatment, attentive care, and release. Second Chance rehabilitates orphaned, injured and ill songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, bats, rabbits, turtles, and a host of other native species. A special permit allows treatment of rabies vector species (i.e., raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats). Our volunteer staff veterinarian performs surgical procedures on site as needed. We thoroughly test the animals before they are released, to ensure that they have sufficient skills to survive in the wild. The facility, owned by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, now treats over 4,500 animals per year.
Your Dog's Friend
Your Dog’s Friend is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans, veterinarians, rescues, and dog professionals. We believe that fewer dogs will be given up to shelters if we can help people understand what their dogs need and how their dogs learn. We promote positive methods of training and behavior modification because they are effective and build trust.