​Animal Welfare Society of Howard County

From donating and volunteering to fostering, there is plenty we need help with. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here and if you are interested in donating, please click here!

May I stop by the shelter to see animals at anytime? 

Can I surrender an animal? 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help, volunteer, or donate?

Yes. However, there are a few steps to our surrender process, every animal will have a behavioral analysis done prior to acceptance and a surrender donation is required.

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No, we ask that if you are interested in a pet, to please schedule an appointment through the website. Appointments are held Friday 10am to 4pm or Saturday 10am to 4pm.

What is our adoption process?

Are we a no-kill shelter?

Yes. We are sanctuary. Our animals are home.  We believe every animal deserves another chance. We will provide loving care for our pets with no time limit. 

Image by Norman Rockwell, "Dog and Boy", (1952), Google Images

Adopting a pet only takes a few steps, please click here for a breakdown of the process.