Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. PO Box 585 Mount Rainier MD 20712 301-699-3946
Basset Hound Rescue League Inc. PO Box 44201 Fort Washington MD 20749 301-292-3020
College Park Animal Control 4601 Calvert Road College Park MD 20740 301-864-8877
Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 3351 Corridor Marketplace Laurel MD 20724
Forestville Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Greenbelt Animal Control 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770 301-474-6124
Greenbelt-Holdin Animal Shelter 550 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD 20770
Humane Society of Prince George's County, Inc. 8210 D'Arcy Rd Bowie MD 20718 301-262-5625
Partnership for Animal Welfare PO Box 1074 Greenbelt MD 20768 301-572-4729
Prince Georges Animal Shelter 8311 D'Arcy Road Forestville MD 20747
Prince Georges Feral Friends, Inc. PO Box 1036 Bowie MD 20718 301-262-6452
Upper Marlboro Animal Shelter 3750 Brown Station Road Upper Marlboro MD 20772 301-780-7200
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.