We were the first group in Maryland to establish a shelter that does not euthanize animals after four or five days.Our shelter holds adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find them homes.
Many of our animals are with us for several years before being placed with families.For example, gentle Carmen has been at our shelter since 2008.When you visit our shelter, you will see Carmen, waiting with a ball in her mouth. We hope you will want to adopt her.
Sam and Ming were recently adopted to the same home. Sam had been at our shelter since 2004 and Ming since 2005. They are best buddies.We spend donations on adoption ads in order to achieve these successful results.
Our purpose is to alleviate sufferingof abused, unwanted, and neglected animals. Many animals come to us with illnesses and deformities.Larry had a medical condition where all his eyelashes had grown inward.They constantly rubbed his corneas and caused unrelenting pain.It was sad to watch him use his little paw to rub his face, all in a futile effort to end the torment.He needed an operation right away!
Before- This photo shows Frankieís shocking condition when he was rescued.The harsh reality is, someone neglected to feed him.When the end was near, a person threw him away in a cruel act of abandonment.So, just as Frankie had been alone in his suffering, he seemed destined to take his final breaths-by himself-never knowing anyone cared.
After-We promised Frankie we would do everything possible to help him.Prompt veterinary treatment for starvation and dehydration saved his life.Frankie never gave up.He wagged his tail, even though he was too weak to lift his head.With plenty of TLC, he became stronger with each passing day.The little dog with a shell of a body and hopelessness in his eyes, rallied to the kindness of strangers.
Adoption Follow-up: Frankie was adopted after eight months at our shelter.He has come back for visits.The family has since adopted a puppy from us, and Frankie generously shares his beds and toys.The dog who learned about kindness at our shelter has a loving heart for the newcomer.
Another priority is to have all pets spayed or neutered.We offer a low-cost spay/neuter program.Every single animal we take in is altered before the animal is placed in a home. Humane education is crucial for getting at the root of cruelty.Studies have shown that many violent offenders abused animals before committing crimes against people. Our shelter has programs for children of all ages.We plant the seeds of kindness in their minds and hearts, and, thereby, are working toward a compassionate tomorrow.
Our goal is to go"theextra mile" andadopt out as many animals as possible to responsible homes.The animals we take in have seen the worst side of mankind.They deserve loving families and the best we can do for them. These animals are now enjoying life with their new families.
This kitten, just five weeks old, was lying beside his mom.He was unable to move his front legs.An orthopedic surgeon reviewed Millerís x-rays and diagnosed him with a fetal-positioning injury that occurred in his motherís womb.We did weeks of physical therapy, literally putting one of his feet in front of the other until Miller learned the process of walking.One day, he started running and playing. He hasnít slowed down since!
When Ginger came into our shelter, she had been living with pain for a long time. We were told that a prior surgery had gone wrong.Gingerís knee was raw, sore, and infected. With no home in sight and two corrective surgeries ahead of her, Ginger cast her pleading brown eyes our way; and our hearts went out to her.Knee problems require diagnostic tests, the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon, pain medication, antibiotics, and rehabilitation.We gave Ginger pain-free mobility and a new lease on life.
Construction workers found Paulie in an abandoned house.He was crying for dear life.Sadly, his mother lay dead beside him.We remember how hungry Paulie was.It was a case that broke our hearts.As part of our educational efforts, we tell people to refrain from giving any animal cowís milk.When bottle-feeding, use KMR formula for kittens and Esbilac for puppies.These formulas are available from veterinarians and pet supply stores.
We also maintain a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary.This land will remain undeveloped and will provide wildlife with a valuable habitat.
"The scales of justice must be equal for all God's creatures."