2018 ISSUE 01

Tales from the Bark Side

Success Story: Cheyenne
Cheyenne came to live with me as a foster at 11 months old. Despite a broken leg that kept her confined to a crate for months, she was  always in great spirits. In fact, Cheyenne was such a lovable girl that she did not stay a foster for long.

Within her first year with me, she had been adopted by me, was trained and certified as a therapy dog for Pets on Wheels, and became a beloved office and social sports mascot.

Since moving to Baltimore, Cheyenne has regularly volunteered around town as a therapy dog for sick children and their families at Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House and for recovering addicts at Helping Up Mission. Throughout this, she has received hugs, kisses and constant praise for being a friendly, gentle and calm girl.

In addition to her volunteer work, Cheyenne has also held down the position of office mascot and client greeter for Ashton Design as well as office nanny when school got out early. In her free time, Cheyenne can be found cheerleading for the local kickball team and making new friends at daycare. Cheyenne loves shopping at Home Depot, kittens and spending time with Grandma and Grandpa.

I hope Cheyenne's story can help make a case for pitbulls! She's a wonderful girl and Baltimore is lucky to have her.


Ilene L.
October  2017 - February 2018
Making a Difference

Low-cost vaccinations and microchips administered

Animals altered at our spay/neuter clinic (most for free!)

Assistance and abuse calls handled on our 24-hour hotline

PGSPCA Scholarship Recipient: Jenna Balk
I am currently a sophomore enrolled in the Animal Science Pre-Professional Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Becoming a veterinarian has been my lifelong dream as I have always possessed an inherent passion and love for animals. I just finished a class in which we spent hours on the campus farm working with large animals and learning basic handling techniques of sheep, horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. I am now enrolled in a course known as "Lamb Watch" this semester in which students are essentially immersed into birthing process of ewes. Each student is responsible for a specific ewe, remains on-call for the birth, and once the lamb is born, assists in the neonatal care and weaning process. 

As an animal science major, my classes are all deeply rooted in animal welfare and handling, and I am truly taking advantage of the amazing classes offered at UMD. As a sophomore, I have not yet applied to veterinary schools but that is the only career path for me. I am well aware of the difficulty of the profession, the debt veterinary students must bear, and all of the hardships and risks that are guaranteed for those who undertake the challenge of becoming a veterinarian. Regardless, I remain motivated to succeed and passionate about animal health and welfare. I genuinely believe that I will succeed in this venture and will love going to work each and every day once I become a licensed veterinarian.

NOTE: Jenna is currently looking for a home for Franklin, the Katahdin sheep she rescued and is caring for. If you're interested, please contact Jenna via the PGSPCA!
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Volunteer Orientations
If you are interested in volunteering with the PGSPCA, then these events are for you!
Saturday, Mar 24  |  12:30pm–1pm
Saturday, Apr 28  |  12:30pm–1pm
Saturday, May 26  |  12:30pm–1pm
PetSmart in Bowie

Spay/Neuter Clinics (by appointment only)
Call 301-262-5625, extension 9
Upcoming dates are 3/25, 4/15, and 4/22. Please check our calendar for later dates.

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic
Sunday, Apr 8  |  1pm–3pm
Sunday, May 6   |  1pm–3pm
PGSPCA Clinic - Forestville

Adoption Shows
Meet our adoptable animals! Please email us in advance if you are coming to check out a specific animal—not every animal will be present at each show.

Saturday, Mar 24  |  12:00pm–2pm
PetSmart - Bowie

Saturday, Apr 14 |  12:00pm–2pm
Petsmart - Silver Spring

Saturday, Apr 21  |  12:00pm–2pm
Petco - Annapolis

Saturday, Apr 28  |  12:00pm–2pm
PetSmart - Bowie

Saturday, May 12 |  12:00pm–2pm
Petsmart - Silver Spring

Saturday, May 19  |  12:00pm–2pm
Petco - Annapolis

Saturday, May 26  |  12:00pm–2pm
PetSmart - Bowie
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Visit our website to see our adoptable animals!
Thank you to our PGSPCA Tales from the Barkside volunteers:
Co-Editors: Faith Weiner, Kerry McCutcheon, Ashley Procum
Contributing Writers: Ilene Lundy, Jenna Balk
Design: Kerry McCutcheon

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County, Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to animal welfare. We do not operate the county shelter. We are chartered by the State of Maryland, but we receive no state or county funds. Our activities are supported solely by contributions, dues, and fundraising events.

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