Piloted in 2018, the Maryland SPCA’s community partners program works in under-resourced neighborhoods to keep owned cats and dogs healthy, in homes, and out of the shelter.
Our partners include Charm City Companions and B-More Dog, grassroots NGOs serving Baltimore City. We help them expand their reach by bringing additional resources and services directly to pets and owners who live in “vet deserts.”
The Maryland SPCA joins our partners as they go door to door and host pop-up neighborhood clinics. We add to their efforts with free spay/neuter surgeries, free exams and vaccines, and donated pet supplies. Hundreds of pets and their families benefit from this program every year.
Professional Animal Workers of Maryland (PAWS)
The Maryland SPCA is an active member of PAWS, an association of animal control organizations and animal shelters across Maryland. The association promotes positive animal welfare legislation to the Maryland General Assembly during its annual sessions. PAWS members also share best practices in the fields of animal control and animal sheltering.