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.

  Recycle Program

Turn Your Trash Into Cash While Helping The Environment Too!

The Animal Advocates Recycling-Fundraiser Program

Collect empty inkjet and laser cartridges (and digital cell phones)

  • Animal Advocates receives up to $5 for each inkjet cartridge, $1-12 for each laser toner, and $5.00 for each digital cell phone (working or not)
  • We accept all original equipment manufactured (OEM) inkjet and laser toner cartridges (e.g. name brand types like HP, Canon, Dell, etc). We cannot recycle remanufactured (refilled) cartridges (e.g. store brand or "compatible" cartridges).
  • Cartridges and cell phones can be dropped off at the Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Facility, 8576 Davis Road (Off 108 E), Columbia, Maryland. A collection box is located between the two entrance doors. Please leave bulky and/or multiple laser toners at the main counter. Donations can also be dropped off at Animal Advocates events. 
  • Students: if you're interested in organizing cartridge collections at your school, please contact us for information to get you started. Your effort will benefit your community as well as the environment. You can make a difference!
  • Questions can be directed to aadvocates@hotmail.com (mark the email with Attn: Cindy S.)


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