Your Donation Saves Lives!
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.

Highlighted Animals
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  41699 - Peanut
Peanut is such a sweetheart. He has an affectionate personality and likes when you carry him around. He likes to be around gentle people. Peanut is 5yrs old and his eyes appear a little different, so we are not sure how well he sees. Peanut is cute and likes to have a hut for sleeping and a pile of hay for foraging. He plays with his hanging toy and his favorite treat is a piece of green bean. Lo...read more about 41699 - Peanut
Please read the entire description before inquiring!  Beau is a special boy with special needs who needs a special person.  Before Beau came to us, he had trauma to his spinal cord.  He is mobile (actually, he's quite fast!) and pulls himself around with his front legs.  He's about 3 years old, loves attention and likes keeping busy.  He cannot empty his bladder on his own...read more about Beau
  41598 - Melo
Melo is a 2 year old male Pit Bull Alaskan Husky mix. Melo is a friendly dog that likes meeting new people. Melo was rescued by one of our Animal Control Officers from a neglectful situation. Even with his less than ideal beginning, Melo is looking forward to a loving and caring forever home. Melo has met other dogs here at the shelter and has done well. We do not know his history with children or...read more about 41598 - Melo

Medical Assistance Fund 

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

The rising cost of vet care drives both animal surrenders and financial euthanasia.  We are able to assist only a small fraction of people who ask for help.  Click to make a donation.

Unfortunately, we have been priced out of assisting with emergency care and are no longer able to help with cases that require urgent attention and//or a trip to an ER.  If you aren't sure please feel free to contact us to discuss, with the understanding that we are not available 24/7.  


Animal Advocates of Howard County | PO Box 1403 • Ellicott City, MD 21041
(410) 880-2488 •