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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Volunteer At One Of The Animal Shelters In Maryland

The mission of most animal shelters in Maryland is to protect all animals from cruelty and neglect, to educate owners about the proper care of animals and to provide shelter and care for animals who have been abandoned or are in need.

Most animal shelters in Maryland operate with limited funds and depend on the support of people in the community for cash and in kind support. Animal shelters in Maryland generally run volunteer programs for people who love animals and have some time to devote to helping care for the animals housed in the animal shelters in Maryland.

While some people and companies provide valuable support to the animal shelters in Maryland, like providing cash donations, medical supplies, bedding ands bathing items such as towels, blankets and nappies, other people donate of themselves and offer to work voluntarily each week to attend to the needs of the animals with the animal shelters in Maryland.

Volunteers in the animal shelters in Maryland take the time to socialize and play, bath and groom, and exercise the animals. Volunteers in the animal shelters in Maryland also take the time to get to know the temperament and characteristics of the animals which is really valuable when people come to the animal shelters in Maryland to view animals before adopting them, as they are able to explain to people a bit more about the kind of animal they are considering. In addition volunteers at the animal shelters in Maryland sometimes will create or form ‘friends of’ groups who go out into the community and promote the services of the animal shelters in Maryland in an effort to raise much needed funds to support their activities.

You can help your local animal shelters in Maryland by becoming a volunteer, fostering in the short term or adopting more permanently an animal, making a cash donation, making donations of blankets, towels, medical supplies or food stuffs and by donating envelopes or other stationery materials that can be used for fundraising.

Some of the animal shelters in Maryland are:

  • Humane Society of Dorchester County
  • The Humane Society of Somerset County, Inc
  • Talbot County Humane Society
  • Humane Society of Harford County
  • Frederick County Humane Society
  • Montgomery County Humane Society
  • Humane Society of Wicomico County
  • Humane Society of Charles County

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