Who we are and what we do?
The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to animal welfare. We are chartered by the State of Maryland, but we receive no state or county funds. Our activities are supported solely by contributions, dues and fundraising events.
We have three main objectives:
• To reduce the number of unwanted litters of dogs and cats through our progressive spay/neuter program;
• To prevent cruelty to animals and all animal suffering through humane education, neglect and cruelty investigations, protective legal action, and an active dog and cat adoption program;
• To protect all animals against suffering and abuse through education on legislation effecting the protection of all animals.
The SPCA/HS provides a 24-hour voice-mail answering service and receives about 1,000 calls each month. 40% of these calls are spay and neuter assistance requests, 10% are for cruelty investigations, 25% for miscellaneous information, and 25% are adoption requests. We employ a live answering service for emergency cases of animals suffering, which are referred to an on-call volunteer for immediate attention.
Unfortunately, we had to suspend one of our major activities, our low-cost spay/neuter clinic. We altered over 20,000 animals there in the five years it was open, and we are proud of the work we've done. We hope to continue offering this valuable service to the community and are working hard to reopen the clinic. Your donations will help!
In the meantime, we offer monthly low-cost shot clinics and quarterly spay/neuter events. We also offer a voucher program whereby county citizens can receive low-cost spay/neuter services from participating veterinarians. For more information, please call (301) 262-5625 and leave a message in Box #6. A volunteer will return your call and explain how we can help you.