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The Maryland SPCA Education and Outreach program is an initiative to promote community giving and education in animal welfare. Our Community Outreach and Education programs are an important component of our mission. From the beginning, our outreach initiatives have been inspired by staff and volunteer desires to help people and pets in need and to motivate community interest in compassion for animals. There are many ways to participate. The MD SPCA's educational outreach initiatives offer the opportunity to provide students (regional K–12 schools) and scouts a one-on-one experience with our staff and even our outreach doggie ambassadors.

Ways that you and your group/organization can participate include, but are not limited to:

Facility Tours - Have your group tour our facilities personally guided by a Maryland SPCA representative. Learn about our day-to-day operations and view our Morton Gorn Center for Animal Adoption. We welcome one-on-one tours, parties, scout troops, class visits, work groups and many more.

Educational Presentations - Our Education & Outreach team is happy to present at your location. Maryland SPCA can present on a variety of animal welfare topics tailored to your specific audience. Our staff can also be accompanied by our current outreach doggie ambassador, Lucy, should that be an option for your audience.

Reading Program - The MD SPCA’s Pet Pals Reading Program for kids ages 6-12 years old runs weekly from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays during the school year. Please check back for the 2018 Fall signup form. The Summer Reading Program runs on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. until the end of August 2018. To sign up, click on the link below.

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The Maryland SPCA is committed to giving back to the community by sponsoring these presentations and community service efforts. For all questions and scheduling inquiries, please fill out our online form or contact Katie Flory at katie@mdspca.org or by phone: (410) 235-8826 ext 137.

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Our Programs

Adoption at Maryland SPCA


The Maryland SPCA connects wonderful animals to loving owners. In 2015, we adopted out, reunited with owners and sent to rescue more than 3,000 animals.

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Education & Community Outreach at Maryland SPCA

Education & Community Outreach

Reaching out to the greater Baltimore community through educational partnerships on animal welfare and kindness to pets.

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Foster at Maryland SPCA


By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as prevent overcrowding in our adoption center.

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Giving Up Your Pet at Maryland SPCA

Giving Up Your Pet

The Maryland SPCA understands that life takes many unexpected and difficult turns and that plans change. There may be times when it is necessary to give up a pet. We’re here to help.

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Kibble Connection at Maryland SPCA

Kibble Connection

The Maryland SPCA collects pet food and kitty litter donations for Kibble Connection which provides pet food and kitty litter to local Meals on Wheels clients who have pets.

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Lost and Found at Maryland SPCA

Lost and Found

More than 20 percent of the pets that come to the Maryland SPCA are lost.  The MD SPCA encourages pet owners to make sure their pets are microchipped and always wear up-to-date ID tags.

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Medical Care at Maryland SPCA

Medical Care

Our clinic provides everything you need to keep your pet on a healthy, happy track from routine vaccinations and exams to pet identification and spaying/neutering.
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Pet Pals Humane Education and Outreach at Maryland SPCA

Pet Pals Humane Education and Outreach

Prevention and Wellness Program at Maryland SPCA

Prevention and Wellness Program

Our Prevention and Wellness Program (PAW) is an income-based veterinary assistance program that allows for affordable services to be provided to qualifying individuals.

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Saving 90 Fund at Maryland SPCA

Saving 90 Fund

The goal of the Saving 90 Fund is to save all adoptable pets.

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Spay and Neuter at Maryland SPCA

Spay and Neuter

The Maryland SPCA promotes spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation, and continues to be the state leader in spay/neuter services. Our low-cost clinic is available for those who qualify.

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Training/Behavior at Maryland SPCA


Training can help create and maintain a positive, lasting relationship between pet owners and pets. We offer classes and consultations to pet owners, and we encourage our adopters to participate.

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Transport at Maryland SPCA


Through our Transport program, we take in animals from other shelters, giving the animals the opportunity to be adopted at the Maryland SPCA!

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