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.
Year in Review:
The 2013 Annual Report
Our 2013 annual report is now available. Download here for a review of our program statistics, adopted animals, and adoption updates. A big thank you goes out to Pam Townsend and Tamela Terry for putting the report together this year.
The Perfect Gift for Last Minute Shoppers!
Need a last-minute gift for your favorite pooch? BarkBox is the perfect choice and helps us too!
Get a $5 discount when you use our code (PRINCBBX1) on BarkBox.com. For every subscription ordered using our code, our organization will score a $15 donation. AND the top 5 organizations with the most orders will get 20 BarkBoxes for our rescue dogs. So help yourself and us! Grab your pup (or a friend's pup) a great deal on all the coolest toys, treats and goodies, while supporting our efforts!
People and Pets Strut Their Stuff at PawZen
We jump started the holiday at the Bones n' Pawz Doggie Fashion Show and Expo on December 7th, with proceeds and donations benefiting the SPCA/HS. Held at PawZen Pet Store & Spa in Hyattsville, the event included a fashion show featuring the latest trends and designs in doggie apparel and accessories, a marketplace, and silent auction. A big thank you to Sandra Navarra and Faith Weiner for coordinating our participation, and our fabulous volunteers who staffed the event.
Spay/Neuter Saves Lives
This unusual Sphynx cat was one of the 55 animals we altered at the November 23rd/24th spay/neuter event, most of which were done at no cost for qualifying low-income families.
One of the most critical elements of the SPCA/HS mission is spay/neuter. Primarily focused on helping families with limited resources, our spay/neuter weekend events serve between 25-30 animals each day. The majority of surgeries are done at no cost to pet owners, thanks to generous donations to our group made by individuals and from the Snyder Foundation.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that 6-8 million homeless animals enter animal shelters every year, nearly half of which are euthanized. "These are not the offspring of homeless 'street' animals—these are the puppies and kittens of cherished family pets and even purebreds. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats."
BY THE NUMBERS
We administered 132 low-cost vaccinations and microchips at our October clinic event.
We responded to 156 cruelty and abuse calls received on our 24-hour hotline.
We administered 101 low-cost vaccinations and microchips at our November clinic event.
We responded to 154 cruelty and abuse calls received on our 24-hour hotline.
55 animals were altered at our November spay/neuter weekend event.
Combating Black Friday Burnout at the Alternative Gift Fair
The concept: Instead of giving your brother another sweater, you can make a donation in his name to a charitable cause that he is passionate about.
How it works: Shoppers make donations to charities, supporting a specific service or item to help communities and environments in need. All gifts are tax-deductible and include a certificate to drop into a holiday card.
The SPCA/HS participated in the 5th Annual Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair, held on December 7th. In a season when consumerism often dominates, events like these can be a breath of fresh air for attendees and volunteers.
Thanks for Your Support!
We are so grateful to all of our volunteers and donors for their support throughout the year.
Shot Clinic Volunteers
Adoption Show Handlers
Phone Line and Email Responders
Special Event Staffers
Website & Social Media Editors
Cruelty Case Workers
Data Entry Volunteers
Program & Event Coordinators
Board of Directors
OUR VETERINARY TEAM
Dr. Shawnne Spencer
Dr. Karen Blanchard
Dr. Jenna Mosier
Dr. Connie Rhinesmith
University of Maryland Pre-Vet Society
OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
PG Suite Magazine
Officer Jay Williams of the Prince George's County
Beltway Emergency Veterinary Hospital
College Park Animal Hospital
All Paws Veterinary Hospital
Staff & Volunteers at the Prince George's County
Sherry L Randles, CPA, PC
AKP Financial Services
Adoption Show - Bowie Petsmart
Saturday, Dec. 28, 12pm-2pm