September 27, 2021  |  Happy Tail


At the end of August, the MD SPCA admitted a scared chihuahua complete with a hernia and stitches in one eye. The medical team immediately brought... Read more

September 20, 2021  |  Happy Tail

Grace and Mercy

Grace and Mercy were left at our gate overnight in trash bags, covered in fleas and toxic chemicals. Someone may have tried to give them a DIY flea... Read more

September 13, 2021  |  Happy Tail


In August 2020, nine-year-old Frankie was brought to the Maryland SPCA by animal control. It was clear straight away that she was a sweet dog with... Read more

August 31, 2021  |  Happy Tail


Lester was just a kitten when he was transferred to the Maryland SPCA in late August, 2021. It was clear in his initial exam that he had damaged... Read more

August 23, 2021  |  Happy Tail


Mandy was transferred into the Maryland SPCA from another shelter at the start of May, 2021. She was a lovely dog, but after five weeks in our... Read more

August 2, 2021  |  Happy Tail


On April 9, Stanley was found loose in the parking lot by MD SPCA volunteers and staff. On April 9, Stanley was found loose in the parking lot by MD... Read more

July 19, 2021  |  Happy Tail


On February 16, 2021 an 86lbs unaltered American Bulldog was surrendered to the Maryland SPCA. Between notes from the owner, our exam and kennel... Read more

July 15, 2021  |  News Update

Why Microchips and ID Tags are so Important

Ten million pets are lost every year. Regrettably, the owner often isn't found due to lack of identification. Pet owners can prevent heartbreak... Read more

July 12, 2021  |  Press Releases

Maryland SPCA Receives PetSmart Charities Grant for Adoption Event

“Adopt-a-thon” Aims to Find Dozens of Pets Forever Homes BALTIMORE, MD—From July 21 to 25, the Maryland SPCA will hold its “Adopt-a-thon”... Read more

July 8, 2021  |  Happy Tail

Witty Kitty

"Witty Kitty arrived as a quiet, scared, independent cat. After some initial shyness, she blossomed into a social butterfly. Yummy treats and... Read more


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