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Adopt. Volunteer. Donate. Speak Up.

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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.
NEW FUNDRAISERS

Fundraising Programs Offer a New Way to Help Charities
The PGSPCA is participating in several new fundraising programs, aimed at reaching new donor audiences and expanding options for current donors.

SHOPPING
Amazon Smile - When you link your regular Amazon account to AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the PGSPCA. This is a super simple, no hassle way to help fund our programs. Sign up today!

ResQthreads - Promote pet adoption and help the PGSPCA when you shop online at ResQthreads for clothing, gifts, and accessories. When you check out, make sure that we are selected as your beneficiary! We are listed as "SPCA/HS of Prince George's County".

EXERCISE 
ResQwalk - Raise money by simply walking your dog! Download the ResQwalk app to your mobile device and track your distance. At the end of each week, ResQwalk donates money proportionately to the total distance walked by each group.

WoofTrax - Same deal—download WoofTrax to your mobile device and start walking!

We do not have any hard data on which walking apps results in the most donations—both app rely on varying amounts of pooled money generated by sponsors. Let us know which app you prefer!
[Image] June 2014 - Making a Difference... 268 Low-cost vaccinations and microchips administered. 28 Animals altered at our June spay/neuter event. 146 Cruelty and abuse calls received and responded to on our 24-hour hotline.
PET ADOPTION

Oh, Morty!
Some animals in our program get adopted in a matter of days. Some are with us for a few wonderful weeks. And then there's that third category—a little more difficult to place. And that's where Morty has found himself. 

Background
What is more enticing than an excited, open-mouthed puppy smile on the face of an adult dog? Seven-year-old Morty bounds rather than runs, and lopes rather than walks. 

Removed from a long abusive owner, Morty, despite the deprivations of his past, is remarkably forgiving. He loves long car rides so that he can stick his head out the window. House-trained and crate trained, he is most attentive to his fosters and cuddling up close. Morty is a quick learner and is clicker trained—he is the star student at his obedience training classes, perfecting his basic commands and excelling at agility. He has even started learning to ride a skateboard! 

The Perfect Match?
Morty would thrive as the only dog in an active, dog-savvy home. Perhaps as a holdover from his past, he does not get along with most dogs, and has a tendency to bark and lunge at them. He is still new to toys, and will growl a warning should someone attempt to take one from his mouth. Although his fosters are working to correct this behavior, this remains a work in progress. 

And so the search continues for Morty's perfect match. If you'd like to help, please share Morty's story. His new home is out there waiting for him—we just need to find it!
PGSPCA IN THE COMMUNITY

PGSPCA Joins the Baysox for "Mutt Monday"

On Labor Day, the PGSPCA participated in "Mutt Monday" with Bowie Baysox, our local Minor League baseball team. We handed out PGSPCA-logo hand fans on the blistering hot afternoon as we shared information on our services, making our table a popular hangout.
FRANKLIN'S FUNDRAISER

Eat, Drink, Shop—Donate!
Whether you choose to dine in, carryout, or pick up a few gifts in their general store, Franklin's will donate 20% of your pre-tax receipt to the PGSPCA. In order for our group to receive credit for the purchase, p
atrons must turn in their itemized receipts to the host and ask that their receipt be added to the fundraiser. 

WHEN:     Monday, November 17th, 11am-10pm (all-day event)
WHERE:   Franklin's Restaurant & Brewery - 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD
Upcoming Events

Volunteer Orientations
If you are interested in volunteering with the PGSPCA, then these events are for you!
Saturday, Oct. 25  |  12:30pm–1pm  |  PetSmart in Bowie
Saturday, Nov. 22  |  12:30pm–1pm  |  PetSmart in Bowie

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, Oct. 18  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  Bark! - Annapolis
Saturday, Oct. 25  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  PetSmart - Bowie
Saturday, Nov. 8  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  PetSmart - Calverton/Silver Spring
Saturday, Nov. 15  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  Petco - Annapolis
Saturday, Nov. 22  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  PetSmart - Bowie
Saturday, Dec. 13  |  12:00pm–2pm  |  PetSmart - Calverton/Silver Spring

Clinics
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic
Sunday, Nov. 2  |  1pm–3pm  |  PGSPCA Clinic - Forestville
Saturday, Dec. 6  |  1pm–3pm  |  PGSPCA Clinic - Forestville

Spay/Neuter Clinic (appointments required!)
Saturday, Nov. 15  |  PGSPCA Clinic - Forestville
Sunday, Nov. 16  |  PGSPCA Clinic - Forestville

Special Events & Fundraisers
Howl-o-Ween Barkin' Bash
Saturday, Oct. 25  |  11am–3pm  |  Quiet Waters Park - Annapolis

Franklin's Fundraiser
Monday, Nov. 17  |  11am–10pm  |  Franklin's Restaurant & Brewery - Hyattsville
20% of your guest check and general store purchases will be donated to the PGSPCA. 

Alternative Gift Fair
Saturday, Dec. 6  |  12pm–4pm  |  Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
Give gifts that touch people's hearts and make a real difference to those in need.

Visit www.pgspca.org for times and locations for all events.
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