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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: The mission of the spca shall be to serve as the leading private nonprofit organization within anne arundel county which exists to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect, to promote humane care and concern for animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation, to provide shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need, and to work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals.

Programs: Operation of humane shelter for unwanted animals: provide pet adoption services; feed and house cats, dogs and other small animals, provide education services to the public to promote humane treatement of animals, including reducing pet overpopulation through promoting spaying and neutering.

operation of spay/neuter clinic: provide low cost operations for animals adopted from shelter.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

As a volunteer for many years, with much hands on experience, the care that is given by employees and volunteers is extraordinary. They give the best medical care for all cats, dogs and all animals. The care, compassion, love, expertise of these employees and volunteers are enhanced by their passion to make a homeless animals life better if not extraordinary by placing the animal in a suitable home. Overall, I have witnessed and participated in socialization, care, training of many dogs and always consider this to be a honor to part of such a fine organiztion, built on compassion, love and integrity! Many kudos to the AASPCA!! I will always donate my time and money to this fine organization - its the least i can do - considering they are making heart breaking situations into dreams come true for all the animals in their care!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

With a program expense of 76.3%, the conditions of the shelter are extremely poor. The animals at this shelter are clearly stressed. I saw multiple cats with mucus coming out of their eyes and nose. The staff and/or volunteers never recognized my presence when I was interested in adopting. Based upon this experience, I question if Sue Beatty or Fred Graul provide any managerial or leadership to the clearly inept staff.

I no longer plan to donate to this shelter anymore. I'm giving my hard earned money to a more worthy nonprofit animal related organization.

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