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We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.


 The Shelter is open for adoptions by appointment only!  Please follow the instructions on the pet's description.  

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  34416 - Moo Moo
If you are looking for an affectionate cat that wants you to pet him, then this sweet boy might just be your match. This is Moo Moo, a senior kitty who is looking for a nice retirement home with his sister, Sassy. They both get along well with each other. They also lived with a dog and got along fine. Moo Moo is happy when you pet him and makes biscuits with his toes to show you he is happy. Moo M...read more about 34416 - Moo Moo
  34472 - Ruckess
Meet the most rootin’ tootin’ dog on this side of the Patapsco! Ruckess is a 2 year old female American Bully. Ruckess is a solid 68 pounds, but she thinks she is a dainty 15 pounds. Ruckess has no clue how strong she is and will need a family dedicated to her training to stop her from jumping or bowling over furniture. Ruckess came to the shelter as a stray. We do not know how she wil...read more about 34472 - Ruckess
  34546 - Charlotte
Charlotte is a baby guinea pig who is so darling. She is nervous and holds completely still, hoping you will not see her. If you move very slow, she stays still as you pet her and you see her eyes relax. She will even give you her guinea pig purr if you keep petting her. Charlotte will need slow, gentle movements as she gets to know you and some hiding places for her when she is nervous. She has a...read more about 34546 - Charlotte
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This is no joke--even just licking a lily can be deadly for cats. "Lilies in the “true lily” and “daylily” families are very dangerous. The entire lily plant is toxic: the stem, leaves, flowers, pollen, and even just the water in a vase! And ingesting just a small amount of a leaf or flower petal, licking a few pollen grains off its fur while grooming, or drinking the water from the vase can cause your cat to develop fatal kidney failure in less than 3 days. The toxin, which only affects cats, has not been identified. Dogs that eat lilies may have minor stomach upset but they don’t develop kidney failure.

Because these lilies are so dangerous for cats and there’s a high risk of death if they’re ingested, it’s best to not bring these plants into your home if you have a cat.

Other dangerous lilies: Both lily-of-the-valley and the gloriosa or flame lily are very dangerous to cats and dogs. Lily-of-the-valley contains toxins that cause the heart to beat abnormally. This abnormal heart rhythm can be life-threatening. Other signs of toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness.
The roots or tubers of the gloriosa lily may contain enough toxins to cause serious multi-system organ failure if a dog or cat chews on them. " Source: the US FDA, ASPCA Poison Control, & American Veterinary Medical Association

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This Fund is to help pet parents who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus and have an unexpected urgent pet illness that they can't afford.  If you need assistance, please contact us at 410 880 2488 #3 or info@animal-advocates.org. 

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