PLEASE NOTE: For the month of August, the shelter will be closed on Fridays for general maintenance. Thank you!
2018 HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!
CONTACT US! If you have additional information about your completed online donation (memorial tributes, etc.), please send us an email: feedbackDOAR@gmail.com. Thank you!
Defenders of Animal Rights, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals. Founded in 1975, we celebrate our 41stAnniversary this year!
In 1988, our shelter opened in the middle of a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary in Northern Baltimore County.What makes Defenders so unique is that we hold adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find each and every one a forever home. We have adopted out over 26,000 animals! Our adoption rate is about 97%.
Defenders of Animal Rights offers a variety of programs to benefit both the animals and the community. Below is a directory of services:
~ Pet Adoption Center ~Wildlife and Farm Animal Sanctuary ~ Animal Rescues and Veterinary Care ~ Rehabilitation of abused, neglected, & abandoned animals ~ Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program ~ Lost and Found service ~ Grief Counseling ~ Youth Work/Community Service ~ Humane Education
All our programs rely solely on public donations. We do not receive any federal, state, or local aid. Nor, do we employ any professional fundraiser organization. We would rather spend your donated dollars directly on services that benefit our homeless animals. WE DO NOT SELL, GIVE, OR LEASE Donors' NAMES! Contributionsaretax-deductible.
Our rescue work depends on kind people like you to help STOP animal cruelty and strive for a kinder tomorrow.
Visitors are always welcome! It is a great way to see your kind generosity at work!
HELP WANTED! Have you been looking for a job where you can give back and make a difference? We are in need of energetic, reliable people to clean and care for our animals. Heavy cleaning involved, as well as office work (paperwork, adoptions, helping the public, etc.). Basic computer skills and dedication to job necessary. Please call us at 410-527-1466 for more information. Hope to speak to you soon!
"The scales of justice must be equal for all God's creatures."