January 10, 2024  |  Press Releases

MD SPCA Announces Annual Partnership

(Baltimore, MD) – Today, the Maryland SPCA announces an annual partnership with Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, anchored by their sponsorship of the MD SPCA’s 2nd annual No Place Like Home gala. 

The just announced No Place Like Home gala will take place on February 24th, 2024, at the historic Baltimore Museum of Industry. The event aims to celebrate “All Things Charm City,” while honoring Merritt Companies and the continued impact that they’ve had on Baltimore. In addition to their sponsorship of the event, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood co-owner John Minadakis will sit as the honorary chair of the gala’s planning committee. Details and tickets for this fundraiser can be found at mdspca.org/NPLH

John Minadakis says that “Giving back to our community has been a big part of Jimmy’s Famous Seafood for the past 50 years. We are excited to continue helping the animals of Baltimore through this partnership with the Maryland SPCA.” In recent years, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has showcased their philanthropic efforts most notably through their Famous Fund providing extensive relief to local restaurants impacted by COVID-19, their annual golf tournament benefitting a variety of local and national charities, and their involvement with other animal welfare organizations. 

“This partnership brings together two storied, Baltimore organizations who have so much to offer towards the future of our city,” adds Maryland SPCA Executive Director, Jess Lanzillotti. “We couldn’t think of better partners than the Jimmy’s Famous family to join our gala and to celebrate everything that Baltimore has to offer.” 

About the Maryland SPCA: 

Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA works tirelessly to improve the lives of pets and people in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. In addition to finding homes for over 2,400 cats and dogs each year, the Maryland SPCA is committed to serving the community through numerous pet-retention and outreach programs. Information on adoptions and available programs can be found at mdspca.org. 

About Jimmy’s Famous Seafood: 

Since 1974, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has proudly served the community with iconic culinary creations, unmatched philanthropy, and legendary hospitality. Founded by the late Dimitrios “Jimmy” Minadakis, “The Famous” quickly became a Maryland landmark as a direct result of his unrivaled work ethic. 

Today, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood carries on his vision through his sons, John and Tony, who display the same passion and diligence that he was beloved for. 



Saving the lives of Maryland animals since 1869.

Explore all the ways to give to the Maryland SPCA.

Your support saves the lives of local cats and dogs.

Help pay for health care essentials and adoption services.

Help pets stay in loving homes where they belong.

Give food, toys, another items to support our mission.

Give cats and dogs the gift of your time.

Provide a temporary home for pets who need extra time.

Join us for training classes and community events.

Life-saving knowledge and resources for all your pets' needs.