1 Programs in 2020

The year 2020 brought unprecedented challenges.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the MD SPCA to adapt and innovate to continue serving pets and people when they needed us most.

Adoptions, education, and other programs were moved online. At the same time, we met the community’s urgent need for pet food assistance and veterinary care.

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Persist & Innovate

Adapting to the Pandemic

Relying on Our Foster Parents

In March, we temporarily closed the shelter and moved all our pets into foster care. The generosity of our fosters—and our staff’s dedication—was truly incredible. Watch Now

Humane Education for Children

Wagging Tales TLC and Virtual Story Time ensured our critical children’s programs continued while schools were closed. Watch Now

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

We spayed/neutered over 3,600 pets, implementing curbside service to protect our clients and staff.

A New Way to Adopt

We launched virtual adoptions and contactless pickups, finding 1,587 animals forever homes despite the pandemic.

Where We're Needed

Emergency Response in the Community

Resources for Pet Parents

Our admissions team helped hundreds of struggling pet parents. Clients received free behavior consultations, referrals to resources, and support rehoming pets when there was no better option.

Helping Pets After a Gas Explosion

A gas explosion in Baltimore destroyed many homes. The MD SPCA fostered dogs from one of the displaced families while they searched for a new residence. We also provided medical care to another pet injured in the explosion.

The Lucy Community Fund

The pandemic cratered the economy. Families and pets needed help in a big way. The Lucy Community Fund was born, helping us expand emergency services.

Free Veterinary Clinics

Many pet families couldn’t afford—or access—veterinary care. In the fall, we partnered with PetSmart Charities to hold free vet clinics in under-resourced neighborhoods, serving 322 pets from 194 families. Watch Now

Pet Food Assistance for the Community

More and more families were struggling to feed their pets. We launched the Kibble Connection pet food pantry to meet this critical need, serving over 11,000 pets and 2,800 families during 2020. Watch Now

2 The William Woodward Award

2020 Recipient

Dr. Michelle Meyers

The MD SPCA honored Dr. Michelle Meyers with our 2020 William Woodward Award for outstanding service to pets and people. For over 10 years, Dr. Myers has provided compassionate care to community pets at free vet clinics. She practices veterinary medicine at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge.

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3 Financials

The pandemic significantly limited our income-earning services, such as adoptions and public training. To ensure we were able to retain our talented staff, the MD SPCA applied for and received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program.

$8,797,896

Annual Income

Annual Income

  1. Department of Agriculture – $36,514
  2. Other Operations Income – $36,562
  3. Spay/Neuter Fees – $120,370
  4. Adoptions – $134,554
  5. Events – $255,684
  6. Institutional Contributions – $556,190
  7. Wellness Clinic – $700,069
  8. Paycheck Protection Program – $754,597
  9. Interest/Gains – $791,864
  10. Individual Contributions – $2,204,570
  11. Bequests and Planned Giving – $3,206,922

$6,698,218

Expenses

Expenses

  1. Salaries and Benefits – $4,588,650
  2. Facilities and Maintenance – $811,622
  3. Animal Care – $500,790
  4. Marketing and Events – $442,827
  5. Office and General – $189,003
  6. Education – $118,954
  7. Outside Fees – $46,372

4 Our Board of Directors

  • President
    Sharon Kroupa
  • Vice President
    Peter Askew
  • Vice President
    Kera Ritter
  • Treasurer
    David Beard-Sackett
  • Secretary
    Jody Lemken
  • Past President
    Joanne Pollak
  • Tina Beliveau
  • Robin Bozzuto
  • Tracey Chessare
  • Barb Clapp
  • Gregg Gorman
  • Carin Lazarus
  • Rachid Medarhri
  • M. John Meyer
  • Olachi Opara
  • Kevin Rochlitz
  • Debra Schubert
  • Barbara L. Simmons
  • Jennifer Viglucci
  • Estelle Ward, DVM
  • Howie Wolfe
  • Randy Brinton, Emeritus
  • Eric DeCosta, Board Ambassador

5 2020 Donors

  • Founders' Circle ($25,000+)

    • Peter and Anne Askew^
    • William P. Baker
    • Robin and Toby Bozzuto
    • Caves Farm
    • Dave Imre and Tom Crusse
    • Joanne and Mark Pollak^
    • Cindy and Frederick Thompson
  • 1869 Circle ($10,000–$24,999)

    • David and Eric Beard-Sackett
    • Tina and Andrew Beliveau
    • Rebecca Besson and Stuart Cooper
    • Bonnie and David Bonn^
    • Barbara Boudreau and Donna Arbuthnot^
    • Gina Campbell
    • The Campbell Foundation
    • Evelyn Johnson Charitable Foundation Inc.
    • Judith Golding and Robert Brager
    • Sharon Kroupa^
    • Carin and Brian Lazarus
    • Amy and Charles Lester^
    • Ginna Naylor and Jim Potter^
    • Charlotte and Randall Robinson^
    • Richard M. Ruane^
    • Anne L. Stone
    • Susan Tonascia^
  • Humane Heroes Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

    • Ted Alban^
    • Stephanie Beall
    • Edward and Ellen Bernard
    • The Besson’s Landing Foundation, Inc.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Perry J. Bolton^
    • Randy Brinton and Hillary Michaud^
    • Jeffrey Burch and Lou M. Ghitman
    • Cathy Cahnmann
    • Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation
    • Ann Clapp^
    • Lacie and Eric DeCosta
    • Nancy Dorman and Stan Mazaroff^
    • Dorothy Wagner Wallis Charitable Trust^
    • Elizabeth Drigotas^
    • Eliza and David Dunn
    • Spaulding and Cynthia Goetze
    • Anne A. Jamison
    • Lois and Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund
    • Peter and Diane Nachtwey
    • Jonathan Ruckdeschel and Jane O’Leary
    • Joan and Bob Ottenritter
    • Alan Penczek^
    • Joan S. and Rajeev Ranadive^
    • Kera Ritter
    • Karen Schaefer^
    • Mark and Robin Schermerhorn
    • Linda Schneidereith^
    • Peter S. Tinsley
    • Susan and Robert Waldman
    • Drs. Estelle and Jeffrey Ward
    • Anne and Chris West^
    • Anonymous (4)
  • Evergreen on the Falls Circle ($2,500–$4,999)

    • Jeanne and Kurt Aarsand
    • Renee Agnew
    • Brenda Ashworth and Donald Welch
    • Day and Ray Bank^
    • Drs. Katie and Eric Bass^
    • Chara R. Bauer
    • Cheri Belski
    • Cheryl Bernard-Smith and Chip Smith
    • Bessie Shields Foundation
    • Jeanne and Michael Biemer
    • William M. Blackstone
    • Anne and Toby Broadus^
    • Judith Campbell McKennis^
    • Janice L. Checket
    • John and Tracey Chessare
    • Charles and Kathleen Clark
    • Sibley and Ward Classen
    • David L. Donabedian
    • Bruce and Lindsay Fleming
    • Gail & James Riepe Family Foundation^
    • Patricia A. Gallagher
    • Tom and Amy Geddes
    • Martha and Tad Glenn
    • Donna Grauel
    • Donna and Steve Hill
    • Tricia and Steve Hinkel
    • Kelly and Richard Hupfeld^
    • Marta D.V. and Alfred D. Johnson
    • Rodica I. Johnson^
    • Pam M. Kaplan
    • Stephen Leaderman^
    • Jody and Jim Lemken^
    • Bill Magruder^
    • Patricia A. Metz
    • John and Kris Meyer
    • Edward and Katherine Mitzel
    • Carrie and Alex Montague
    • James C. Murray
    • Dr. Lisa Murray
    • Mildred E. Murray
    • Nina and David Noble
    • Linda Lee Panlilio
    • Jim Peirce and Jeremy Sugarman
    • Michael Pesa
    • Kevin and Melissa Rochlitz
    • Dorothy and David Sawyer
    • Thomas W. Shields Jr.
    • Barbara and Albert Simmons
    • Rona and Norman Smith^
    • Jamie Mason and Paul Stagg
    • Jodi Taylor
    • Kathleen N. Thomas
    • Richard and Diane Thornton
    • Jennifer and Tony Viglucci
    • Carol Warren
    • Mark and Wendy Warren^
    • Susan G. Waxter
    • Marie and John Wells
    • Sandra Wighton
    • Chris and Jim Wright^
    • Anonymous (2)
  • President’s Circle ($1,000–$2,499)

    • Dr. Mahmood and Linda Alikhan
    • Mr. Kenneth S. Aneckstein
    • Katie Applefeld
    • Pam Arnett
    • Ilene Asner and Rick Kramer^
    • Sarah Atas
    • Gina Atwood
    • Rebecca Barney and Chad Pfrommer
    • John Bennett Jr.
    • Lois Berg and Curt Dobbs
    • Brian, Heidi, and Anna Berghuis
    • Jules J. Berman
    • Bobbie and Glen Bjorklund
    • Sandra and Neal Black
    • Dr. John and Cheryl Blenko^
    • Paula J. Bogert and Dennis Lynch
    • John and Carolyn Boitnott^
    • Bonnie and John Boland, Ph.D.s^
    • Dr. Brenda M. Brandon
    • Laetitia M. Brooks
    • Christopher G. Brown
    • Holly Burkett
    • Gertrude A. Cannady
    • Linda Carter
    • Christine Chin
    • Judy and Walter Chrysam
    • Barb Clapp
    • Kathleen Coakley
    • Laura and David Cole
    • Jesse Collins
    • Karen and the late John Colvin^
    • Christopher and Rebecca Corbett
    • Sandra L. Crockett
    • Barry Daly and Jane Dowling
    • Deborah Davis
    • Dina and George Davis^
    • Helen Davis^
    • Ann Marie Debiase
    • Dr. Ross Donehower
    • Sharon and Gary Dorsch
    • Jephta and Daniel Drachman
    • Craig A. Duftler
    • Jennifer L. Dunworth
    • Susan Eckenrode
    • Dr. John B. Egger
    • Hartley C. Etheridge^
    • Mark Faggert
    • Michael Fall
    • Brian Ferguson
    • Roger and Cheryl Fiery^
    • John and Anne Finegan
    • Dr. John Fioramonti
    • Betty E. Fisher
    • Kevin Fitzpatrick
    • Ruth M. and Bernard Fleishman
    • Catherine Frederick*
    • Susan Furr
    • Diane R. Gassaway
    • Amy Geis
    • Maura Gilday
    • Gregg and Cathy Gorman
    • John Guckert
    • Suneal and Raina Guptaa
    • Parice Halbert
    • Edward and Cindy Halle
    • Elizabeth Hamberry
    • Mary and John Hammond
    • Victoria and James Handa
    • Mr. Kat Hart
    • Nan Hayworth
    • Georgia C. Heckler
    • Paul Hemme
    • Mary and Charles Hesdorffer
    • Jane E. Hill
    • Heather Holland
    • Heather Holt
    • Robert and Jenny Hopkins
    • Kathleen Travers Horner
    • Joseph F. Hradsky
    • Lita Hughes
    • Eric and Shannon Huston
    • Cornelia M. Ives
    • Terri E. Jones
    • Bonna Walker and Mark Kaiser
    • Louise Keelty^
    • Dr. Gabor Kelen
    • Townsend and Bob Kent
    • Jack Kent
    • Patricia and Timothy Kinlock
    • Deborah Knecht
    • Regina M. Kotowski
    • Diane Lane
    • Jessica Lanzillotti
    • Julie Laslett
    • John Lawrence^
    • Jim Lekin and Katie Ryan Lekin
    • Ryan and Melissa Lenet
    • Michelle M. Levender
    • Louis and Phyllis Friedman Foundation, Inc.
    • Debra J. Macey
    • Susie Macfarlane^
    • Carolyn Mack
    • Jean S. Mahoney
    • Joann and William Marchi
    • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Margolis
    • Jeffrey L. Martin
    • Drs. Ciro R. Martins and Thomas W. Koenig
    • Mrs. Rand R. Mason^
    • Joan C. Matthews
    • Robert R. McCrae
    • Claire M. McDonough
    • Amy and Hugh McGuirk
    • Louise Y. Meledin
    • Lucy Melvin
    • Thea J. Misher
    • Yvonne Molotsi
    • Carla and John Moose
    • Kimberly Morton
    • Joe and Dina Moxey
    • Barbara L. Mueller
    • Amy Mullen
    • The Muller Foundation
    • Patricia A. Mulligan
    • Mark Allan Myers
    • Celeste Nader
    • Nancy Glazer Dickman Family Foundation^
    • Naylor Family Foundation
    • Terry S. Nelson
    • Sylvia Gerston*
    • Barry W. Nishikawa
    • Alice Sherman*
    • The Ochs Family Foundation, Inc.
    • Carole and Bill Oliver^
    • Sheila M. O’Neill
    • Jen Osborn
    • Glynn I. Owens
    • Harry and Anna Page
    • Betty and Rodger Parker^
    • Mary Charlotte Parr
    • Paul and Emily Singer Family Foundation
    • Thomas A. Payne
    • Marilyn Phelps
    • Naudane and Jay Phillips
    • Judith S. Phillips
    • Frank, Emma, and Scott McBride*
    • Mary-Ann and Wally Pinkard^
    • Duffey and Angela Pitzer
    • Julie and Tim Polanowski
    • Gregory and Donna Prott
    • Jennie and Jake Rasmussen
    • The Reading Family
    • Pauline Reznicek and Eric Hindman
    • Susannah and William Rienhoff
    • Lucy Robins and Kevin Robins
    • Rogers Wilbur Foundation Inc.
    • Patrick J. Rooney
    • Michele and Andrew Rosenstein
    • Cynthia and Peter Rosenwald
    • Robert and Patricia Rubino
    • Ingo Ruczinski
    • Claudia and Steve Salzberg
    • Laura R. Sapp
    • Dr. Thomas M. Scalea
    • Bob and Elaine Schaefer
    • Barry Schapiro^
    • Debra Schubert and Byron Olson
    • Diane and Joe Seeger
    • The Seyler Family
    • Alyssa Shedlosky
    • Michael A. Sicher
    • Sandra Skidmore
    • Lynda L. Slyder and Julia E. Eason
    • Hon. Carol E. Smith
    • Barbara L. Solomon
    • Josh Spiegel
    • Susan R. Steinberg
    • Phyllis A. Steiner
    • Lee Stevens
    • Anne G. Sunderland
    • Doris Sweet
    • Martha and Rich Thayer
    • Laura and George Thomas
    • Charles and Cecilia Thompson
    • Jennifer L. Tittsworth
    • Robert and Arden Travers
    • Mark and Peggy Tribett
    • Linda D. Valle
    • Tony VanBrackle
    • Barry Vaughan
    • Joseph Verbalis
    • Ann D. and Charles Walker
    • Dr. Marjorie Warden
    • Alison Wells
    • Brian Wesner
    • Linda J. Wessells
    • Linda D. Whippo
    • Barbara M. Wilson^
    • Richard Wong
    • Andi and Dan Worthington^
    • Gary and Janet Yankanich
    • Carol Younts
    • Dan Zeller
    • Anonymous (13)

* in tribute.
^ Silver Lifesaver, a Lifesaver for a decade or more.

Foundations

  • Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Buckingham School of Frederick County, MD
  • Dorothy Wagner Wallis Charitable Trust
  • Elinor Patterson Baker Trust
  • Laverna Hahn Charitable Trust
  • Petco Foundation
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Saul Zaentz Charitable Trust
  • The Bernard Family
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Progress Family Foundation, Inc.
  • The Rouse Company Foundation
  • United Way of Central Maryland
  • Venable Foundation, Inc.
  • Anonymous (2)

Corporate Partners

    • A.N. Smith & Company
    • AEGON Transamerica
    • Alliance Material Handling
    • Amazon
    • Anne Arundel Medical Center
    • Antech Diagnostics
    • ATI Performance Products, Inc.
    • Baltimore Ravens
    • Becton, Dickinson, & Company
    • Blue Ocean Realty LLC
    • Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc.
    • Bozzuto & Associates, Inc.
    • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    • CallTrackingMetrics
    • Cargill, Incorporated
    • Certified CIO
    • Chewy.com
    • Constellation
    • Direct Mail Processors, Inc.
    • Ellin & Tucker
    • First Financial Credit Union
    • Fuse Engineering
    • Heritage Toyota | MileOne Autogroup
    • Hill's Pet Nutrition
    • Hirsch Electric, LLC
    • Huntsinger & Jeffer
    • IDEXX
    • IKEA
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • JP2 Architects
    • Karma Deed Inc. | Charm City Trivia
    • La Croix
    • M&T Bank
    • Marshfield Inc.
    • Maryland Public Television
    • Media Star Promotions
    • Merck Animal Health
    • Merritt Construction Services, LLC
    • Nestlé Purina Petcare Company
    • Omnilert, LLC
    • Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC
    • PetSmart Glen Burnie
    • Pet Valu
    • Pickard Properties, LCC
    • PMSI Pest Control
    • PNC Foundation
    • Prologis
    • Reliance Fire Protection
    • Skylos Sports Medicine
    • The Southern Galvanizing Co
    • T. Rowe Price
    • USALCO, LLC
    • VCA Animal Hospitals
    • Walmart
    • WBAL-TV
    • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
    • West Friendship Animal Hospital
    • William Blair & Company

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