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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: A buddy for life, inc. Believes that every living creature deserves love, security, and humane treatment. We protect domestic animals from cruelty and negligence, hold accountable those who violate the laws protecting animals, as well as protect the public from dangerous domestic animals. Our no kill animal shelter offers hope and sanctuary for those who are lost, abused or abondoned; and a place for reuniting families and adopting pets. We advocate responsible pet ownership and strive to reduce pet overpopulation through education, and spaying/neutering and microchipping all our animals prior to adoption. Through the hard work of many and the grace of second chances, a buddy for life is committed to changing both animal and human lives for the better.

Programs: Enforce county and state domestic animal laws in cecil county, maryland. Services provided under the contract include helping injured homeless domestic animals, providing shelter for neglected, abused, and abandoned dogs, and if space permits, providing shelter for neglected and abandoned cats. The goal under the contract is to reunite the animals with responsible families to provide a long-term caring environment for them.

address the pet overpopulation in the community, primarily through information and education. The orginazation strives to promote, protect, and preserve the human/animal bond to ensure lives are changed for the better.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have not only adopted from a buddy for life, I have also volunteered with them. They went above and beyond for the animals and still do. They have a wonderful foster based rescue and take very good care of their dogs and cats in the rescue. I will continue to volunteer and or adopt from them.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for A Buddy For Life during it's last year in Cecil County. While there I saw first hand that the animals were cared for and safe. The workers really know their stuff and that impressed me but seeing how they interact with the animals was amazing. I stopped by work every day to walk dogs and just loved it, so did the dogs. Seeing that the owner was so passionate about the animals in her care I decided to continue to volunteer when they went back to being a foster based program. I have seen so many happy families come and go because of their new family additions, my family included! Thank you so much for caring :)

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I first came across A Buddy for Life, Inc in March of 2014 when we were looking to adopt a dog. We went to many shelters to find the right one. They went above and beyond to help us find the right fit for our family. We were so impressed with the staff there that a few months later we began volunteering and eventually fostering for them. I was there on many ocassions and you could tell that everyone there really cared for these animals. Unlike most places, they didn't cherry pick who they would take. They helped anyone who came through their doors. I loved that when I asked questions about an animal, I would get an answer because everyone there worked with these animals to make sure they knew how to find the right home for them. So many places just say, I don't know and you get what you get. At A Buddy for Life, Inc, they took the time to get to know every animal that came through there and they worked very hard to make sure they all went to the best home possible. Thank you for all you do!!!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Read all about this group on Cecil Times - abusive, disgusting, corrupt, racist, and the list goes on. Sad day for the animals, and taxpayers, in Cecil County when Buddy for Life came to town!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I volunteered for this organization from February 2013 May 24, 2013 when I was informed by the volunteer coordinator, Jess Maslo, that I could no longer volunteer because Cecil County was receiving too many complaints about the cat room. While there I brought with me cleaning materials and always keep an emergency stash of kitty litter in my vehicle because they ran out and "would buy more tomorrow." I found a dying cat while doing a thorough cleaning of the cat room. He was wrapped in a bunch of sheets in a corner. He was in severe respiratory distress with matted and wet green drainage in his eyes and nose. He was sneezing constantly and wheezing. He would mouth breath at times and I noted he had red ulcers on his tongue. The person in charge of the cat room was gone for the day. I notified the co-director downstairs and she texted either the vet or the vet tech (who finally admitted she was not a licensed vet tech). This was at 3 pm. The plan was that the animal control officer would take the cat to the vets house when she got off work. There is no running water to the second floor. They now have dogs who have been crated on the second floor for over a year. The negalect and abuse has been reported to the county by multiple people, some of whom like me was told they could not come back. They tried to hide a dog attack. They lie constantly to questions are posed by the county oversight committee. The abuse and neglect is obvious and our county is not doing anything but they continue to give them 60,000 a month which was supposed to be used for the county 8 day stray hold. Instead they are using the money to fund their rescue. The vet associated with the shelter is on probation. Despite all the reporting, trying to allow HSUS or the ASPCA in to help, the county administrator, Tari Moore, has refused any help. They ahve slid into a severe hoarding problem which was predictable but could have been prevented if county officials started acting when they were first notified in May 2013.

Review from Guidestar