Rescue Resources

This is a growing list…if you know of resources that are not listed here, please let me know!

Scroll down to see:
* The Tragedy of Free to Good Home
* Resources for Financial Aid for Pet Expenses
* Cat and Dog Rescue & Shelter
* Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics
* Feral Cat Resources
* Wildlife Emergencies
* Wildlife Rescue & Rehab
* Useful Articles – why to spay, how to give animal CPR – links invited!


The Tragedy of Free to Good Home

First of all – A pet is a lifetime commitment! That said, if you are unable to keep a pet or a stray you’ve taken in, please do not advertise them “free to good home” on Craigslist or other platforms! Get them spayed/neutered, immunized and otherwise medically sound, and charge a minimum of $50 to put off potential abusive users (dog-fighting rings, serial abusers, etc.) Learn why this is so very important HERE.

Resources for Financial Aid for Pet Expenses

Humane Society
Comprehensive online national listing of resources for pet owners in need.

Best Friends
Links to regional, disease-specific, and breed-specific resources for financial aid for veterinary bills.

How to Get Emergency Help With Vet Bills: Resources and Actions
Options for credit cards, loans, grants, crowdfunding and more.



Cat and Dog Rescue and Shelter

There is a large number of rescue and shelter organizations in Maryland;

No-Kill Shelters throughout the state of Maryland

Baltimore City offers two large and well-established shelters offering rescue, adoption, spay/neuter, fostering, and other services:

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

Partnership for Animal Welfare
Comprehensive online listing of low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the state of Maryland.


Feral Cat Resources

Alleycat Allies
National educational organization information and resources promoting Trap-Neuter-Return as a way of reducing the suffering and controlling the populations of feral cats.
7920 Norfolk Ave #600, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (240) 482-1980

Metro Ferals
An all-volunteer organization established to reduce the suffering of feral cats and kittens by offering low-cost spay/neuter/immunization clinics and adoption services.
Address: Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 528-7782


Wildlife Emergencies

Please don’t call pest control companies for removal of wildlife from your house – they will trap and kill the animal. Instead, go to the national site Animal Help Now and select the help you need – animal injured or in distress, “nuisance” wildlife, or other animal issue. They will connect you with local experts who will take care of the problem humanely.


Wildlife Rescue and Rehab

Frisky’s Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, Inc.
Cares for and rehabilitates indigenous wildlife and birds that become injured or orphaned.
10790 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock, MD 21163
Phone: (410) 418-8899
Open 7 Days a Week, 8AM–8PM

Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Referral Directory

Maryland Department of Natural Resources listing of licensed wildlife rehabilitators

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