The mission of Second Chance is to provide compassionate, rehabilitative care to orphaned, ill, and injured wild animals, and to advise our community on helping animals.
Each year, concerned citizens and animal services officers bring Second Chance about 3,000 distressed native wild animals — songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, bats, rabbits, turtles, and a host of other native species and migratory birds — for medical treatment, attentive care, and release.
Staff, interns, and volunteers often work 12 to 14 hours per day caring for patients during the busy spring and summer months. Our volunteer wildlife veterinarians oversee the animals’ treatments and perform surgery on-site, as needed. We thoroughly test the animals before they are released to ensure that they have sufficient skills to survive back in the wild.
The Brave HEART Program is a program for Military members and their families, including therapeutic activities.
We appreciate the immeasurable courage, sacrifice and dedication of our Military Personnel and their Families, and honor this by giving something back to them. We believe every Military Family is special – Military Service and overseas deployments take a toll on the Service Member and on the Family, both during the deployment and after they return home. Each deserves the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the American way of life, which they have worked so hard to support and defend.
Our individual tailored farm visits, variety of activities, and friendly environment in a convenient location, are the keys to improving family relationships and strengthening family bonds.
Animal Advocates of Howard County is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of animals in our area. Although we focus primarily on the plight of homeless pets, we are also interested in animal health, safety, and environmental issues, and promote activities which strengthen the human-animal bond. We are actively involved in legislative issues regarding animal cruelty, and also those which affect wildlife.
We believe that the way animals are treated is a reflection of the quality of our society. Hundreds of members, volunteers, and supporters share in this belief and have helped us become the strongest and most respected animal welfare group in the area.
Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships.
We have a small staff and more than 150 dedicated volunteers committed to the success of our mission. We are located in Brookeville, MD.
Izzy's Love Equine Rescue is a 501c3 non profit rescue that helps slaughter bound, neglected, and owner surrender equines. We are NOT a breed specific rescue and focus on equines of all sizes, breeds, ages, and disciplines. We strive to rehab, retrain, and rehome equines and protect them from ever landing in a bad situation by giving them life long contracts.
The Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) is a statewide equine safety net initiative that provides safe alternatives for horses in need of transition by helping owners identify and select the best transition options for their horses.
The Lion’s Den is a 501c3 non-profit was established to serve the needs of the homeless cat community in and around Clarksville, Maryland.
They offer TNR services, as well as adoption services for cats and kittens in need of a home. Visit their Facebook page for more information