March for the Animals 2014:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Registration for the 2014 MD SPCA March for the Animals is now OPEN. Register today for the area’s biggest and best event for pets! The March for the Animals raises critical funds needed to help save the lives of the thousands and thousands of pets that come to the MD SPCA every year. Last year’s March raised over $365,000 for homeless animals. All donations go directly to provide care, shelter, food, spay/neuter and medication to the animals in their adoption center. For a list of all available pets at the Maryland SPCA, please go to www.mdspca.org – See more at: http://marchfortheanimals.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1098310#sthash.183FbyN4.dpuf
Donate Your Time
At the Maryland SPCA, they have the support of many wonderful volunteers who put their concern for animal welfare into action by donating their time. Their dedicated volunteers make a commitment to help their organization and touch the lives of pets and people every day.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the MD SPCA, go to: www.mdspca.org
Looking for a gift that doesn’t cost a lot but shows you care?
Or maybe you are just a little too e-savvy for traditional holiday greetings? Spread holiday cheer and help support the animals at the Maryland SPCA by sending a Holiday eCard for $10. Go to www.mdspca.org/eholiday2013 to choose from an assortment of designs featuring the MD SPCA pets of 2013. Schedule delivery for a specific day to arrive in your recipient’s inbox.
Foster parents needed! As the MD SPCA takes on and works with tougher behavior cases, they need more foster parents with dog-handling experience to help them work with some of thei larger, higher-energy dogs. Placements are usually between two and six weeks. If you have other pets, you will need a plan to manage introductions and keep separate if necessary. They provide behavior plans, 24-hour support, and all supplies and vet care. Email Rae@mdspca.org for more information or go to www.mdspca.org to fill out an application. Help save a life like Princessa’s! Princess was adopted from foster May 2013!
September is National Visit a Pet Shelter Month so there’s only a few days left! Stop by the MD SPCA and let them help you find a pet that’s right for you. Flower, a five-month-old Bloodhound mix, is just one of the puppies, kittens, dogs and cats seeking a home.
For more information, go to: www.mdscpa.org
Vehicle Donations are always welcome at the MD SPCA. Help them save more homeless pets by generously donating your unwanted vehicle.
For more information, go to: http://www.mdspca.org/give/
To help more pets find homes, each month Maryland SPCA staff members will select and highlight a special dog or cat in their adoption center as the Staff Pick of the Month.
Check back at the beginning of every month for a new list!
Visitors to the Maryland SPCA often ask about the Italianate-style mansion that sits on the MD SPCA’s property. The Headquarters House is the centerpiece of the estate known as “Evergreen on the Falls.” The estate was purchased by Henry and Caroline Snyder in February 1862. By the summer of 1863, they had improved the property with extensive plantings and the lovely mansion.
Tragically, Henry Snyder was able to enjoy the home for only two years before he died of small pox in 1864 at the age of 38. Mrs. Snyder, unable to care for both her family and the estate, returned to her family farm. She sold the property in 1870 to David Carroll, owner of the Mt. Vernon Milling Company, who purchased it for his son, Albert. The estate remained in the Carroll family for the next 35 years, during which time kennels for hunting dogs and stables for carriage and riding horses were added to the property.
The MD SPCA purchased the estate in July 1926. It has served the MD SPCA well as a headquarters over the years, even surviving a fire in 1971. Though damaged, the house was restored and, on August 23, 1975, it was declared a National Historical Site.
Hi! My name is Fred and I am a “Swinging Tap Dancer”. Looking for a fun-loving dog who is comfortable going on long walks or just lying around the house? Want a dog with energy, but who won’t wear you out? Then I’m your dog. Please come visit me at the Maryland SPCA! I’ll be waiting to hear from you!
To learn more about Fred, go to: www.mdspca.org
Morton Gorn Center for Animal Adoption at the Maryland SPCA
To Adopt a Pet
- Monday and Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday through Friday: noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pet visiting hours end 15 minutes prior to closing.
For details, go to: www.mdspca.org