Shelter Spotlight – SPCA of Anne Arundel County

January 16, 2013  

SPCA of Anne Arundel County / Annapolis, Maryland

Mission statement: The mission of the SPCA shall be to serve as the leading private nonprofit organization within Anne Arundel County which exists to protect companion animals from acts of cruelty and neglect; to promote humane care and concern for the animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation; to provide shelter and rehabilitation to companion animals in need; and to work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of companion animals.

About the organization: The SPCA of Anne Arundel County was founded in 1920 as a means to help the numerous stray dogs in the Eastport area of Annapolis. Since then it has evolved into the vibrant animal welfare organization it is today. The number of pit bulls given to the SPCA has increased since the Maryland Courts ruled the dogs “inherently dangerous” and began holding landlords responsible for their behavior.

Admission Policy: All adoptable animals will stay in the shelter until adopted unless the animal contracts a contagious, non-treatable illness or becomes behaviorally un-adoptable. The SPCA does not place a limit on the amount of time adoptable animals stay in the shelter. As long as they stay happy and healthy, they’ll stay at the SPCA, waiting for homes.

Contact information:

Phone: 410.268.4388
Address: 1815 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
How to volunteer:
Facebook: SPCA-of-Anne-Arundel-County
Twitter: @aacspca
Blog: n/a
Newsletter: and
Post-adoption support: low-cost basic dog obedience classes, offered through an affiliate

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