• Pumpkin Zoey
  • Chianti
  • Mouse
  • Sylvia
  • JellyBean

About the SPCA

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.

Our veterinarian, along with the assistance of the animal caretakers, makes sure healthy animals stay healthy. They diagnose and treat sick or injured animals, and take care of any animals that may become sick during their shelter stay.

All kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and current on age-appropriate vaccinations prior to being available for adoption. All rabbits are spayed or neutered, and male guinea pigs are neutered, prior to being available for adoption.

No.  National organizations including the ASPCA in New York, the Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Association do not financially support our shelter or any other shelters.  Potential contributors sometimes mistakenly send a donation intended for our SPCA to one of the national organizations, but we don’t benefit from this.

No, Anne Arundel County Animal Control and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County (SPCA) are independent of each other.

The SPCA is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization.   


Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The SPCA receives no funding from city, county, state, or federal government. We are supported by private donations.