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Monkton, MD 21111
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Do your part to stop the biggest problem facing dogs and cats today!

Please SPAY AND NEUTER your pets. Each year millions of animals are euthanized because careless people don't spay or neuter their pets. Spaying a female can eliminate the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and also greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also reduces your dog or cats' urge to roam, making them more likely to stay at home, safe, with you! There are low cost spay and neuter programs available in your area.

Here is a list of programs available to MD residents

Your animal does not know the difference or feel "less manly". They are happier, more affectionate and tend to stay out of trouble. Spaying and neutering will help the very serious animal over population crisis facing America today. Please do your part and spay or neuter!



Please report animal cruelty! If an animal is left outside without proper shelter, food and water, you can help. You can call your local Animal Control Office and file a report. If you know the person housing the animal where you suspect neglect is happening, you can try to talk to that person and explain how animals depend on us for all of their needs. However, ONLY approach the owner if you feel safe doing so. Never approach someone in anger or using an accusatory tone or language. You can reach Baltimore City Animal Control (410) 396-4694 or Baltimore County Animal Control (410)-887-5961.


Check out for information on why you should not leave dogs tied up or left outside for extended periods of time. Your dog is not safe outside if you are not outside supervising them. If you know someone who chains their dog and can not afford a fence, DDB can help to provide them with the materials needed for a fence. Chained dogs are lonely dogs. Bring 'em in!


Lend a Helping Hand

Volunteer at a shelter or for a rescue organization in your neighborhood. Shelters and rescue groups always need help and there are many ways you can make a difference. Currently, Pet Rescue of Maryland is in need of people to foster dogs and cats. Since we don't have a shelter or sanctuary, we depend on our fosters to help us help as many animals as possible. For more information on becoming a foster or volunteering, please check out our volunteer section.


Pet Rescue of Maryland is an all volunteer, donation based organization. We are only able to help animals because of the dedication of our volunteers and through the financial support of animal lovers in our community. If you want to help, but don't have the time to actually foster an animal or help at events, please consider a donation. No matter how large or small, every penny we receive goes to help animals in need. You can sponsor an specific dog or cat on our website, or make a general donation. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific animal, please e-mail us at We are a 501 C3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You can send a donation to our snail mail address:

Po Box 178

Monkton, MD 21111

or make a donation on-line through paypal.


Teach Your Children

One of the most important things you can do is to teach your children to respect animals. If children are taught from a young age how to handle animals, how they rely on their owners for their survival and that they are living, breathing beings, the pet world would be a much happier place. Children learn by example. Please teach your children that dogs are not accessories or status symbols. They require a long term commitment, much like your own child. Studies have shown that children who are raised with animals are much more compassionate towards friends and family, as well as animals. Teach your child how to respect animals and they will discover how wonderful owning a pet can be!


The Adopt-A-Classroom Project

The Humane Society offers a low cost program to elementary school students called KIND (Kids in Defense of Nature).

Through the program, parents and community members provide elementary-school classes with subscriptions to KIND Newsâ„¢, an award-winning classroom newspaper that emphasizes concepts like compassion, respect, and responsibility. The monthly newspaper is published by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE), The HSUS's youth education affiliate, and is currently read by more than a million children nationwide.

KIND News includes articles, short fiction, activities, and projects that teach children simple, everyday ways of showing kindness to people, animals, and the environment. * For more information on Adopt-A-Classroom and the K.I.N.D. project, please go here.


*excerpts taken from KIND.