• Pumpkin Zoey
  • Chianti
  • Mouse
  • Sylvia
  • JellyBean

2016 Statistics


The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is pleased to report a live release rate of 99%.

 Surgeries - Shelter  
Adult canine spay 233
Adult canine neuter 262
Juvenile canine spay 41
Juvenile canine neuter 32
Adult feline spay 212
Adult feline neuter 155
Juvenile feline spay 966
Juvenile feline neuter 181
Surgeries - Public  
Adult canine spay 270
Adult canine neuter 308
Juvenile canine spay 29
Juvenile canine neuter 14
Adult feline spay 147
Adult feline neuter 165
Juvenile feline spay 29
Juvenile feline neuter 53
Beginning Dog Count 77
Beginning Cat Count 197
Beginning Other Count 36
Public Surrender 1216
Return 233
Transfer In 502
Other 7
Total Live Intake 1958
Adopted 1977
Transfer Out 132
RTO 43
Euthanasia 17
Died in Care 27
Total Outcome 2196
End Dog Count 109
End Cat Count 230
End Other Count 26
Total Live Release Rate 99%
Total live release rate is calculated by dividing total live release by the sum of total live release and total euthanasia


Pet owners are invited to keep their pets happy and healthy by joining the SPCA of Anne Arundel County at the Vaccine Clinic, hosted monthly on the 3rd Saturday from 9am until 11am at the SPCA's Spay & Neuter Clinic located at 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis.

***For the safety of your pet, all cats must be in carriers and all dogs must be leashed.***

Vaccinations available at the clinic include: 
$5 Rabies (1 year)*
$10 Canine Distemper Vaccine (DAPP)
$10 Canine Leptospirosis Vaccine
$10 Feline Distemper Vaccine (FVRCP)
$10 Canine Bordetella
$25 Microchip

*Dogs and cats 4 months and older must be vaccinated against rabies. If declining rabies vaccine, please provide written proof of vaccination.

No Appointment Needed!

Upcoming Dates: 

  • Saturday, 21 October 2017
  • Saturday, 18 November 2017
  • Saturday, 16 December 2017
  • Saturday, 20 January 2018
  • Saturday, 17 February 2018
  • Saturday, 17 March 2018
  • Saturday, 21 April 2018
  • Saturday, 19 May 2018
  • Saturday, 23 June 2018
  • Saturday, 21 July 2018
  • Saturday, 18 August 2018
  • Saturday, 22 September 2018


Pets for Patriots

Did you know? We are part of Pets for Patriots - a program that helps veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter animals hope and a home.



We'll outline some of the program benefits and requirements and provide some relevant links, but if you have questions about the program it's best to contact Pets for Patriots directly.

Eligible Pets

This program is available for animals that meet one (1) of the following criteria: 

- Dog or cat, two years or older
- Special needs dog or cat, of any age
- Dog or cat homeless for 6 months or more
- Large dog (40+ pounds at the time of adoption), of any age

Program Benefits

The Pets for Patriots offers a number of benefits beyond the "adoption special" which, for our shelter, is the waived fee for eligible pets. This includes after adopting, the veterinary partners offer a minimum ongoing 10% fee discount for pets adopted through the program. There is also a one-time $150 contribution via e-gift card to a major pet retailer upon eligible pet adoption, to be used for food, medications, supplies and other essentials.

More details: https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/veteran-benefits/

Location Requirements

"Veteran applicants are required to live within 40 driving miles of an existing Pets for Patriots shelter/rescue partner and 15 driving miles of a Pets for Patriots veterinary partner. Individuals who live marginally beyond either requirement are asked not to apply, but to contact us to request a location exception, which are reviewed on a case-by-case basis."

More details 

Proof of Service

The program requires proof of service and some limitations apply.

More details: https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/proof-of-service/


To obtain a Pets for Patriots approval letter and learn more about the program, please visit: https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/how-it-works/


Pets for Patriots


Once you receive a Pets for Patriots approval letter, please bring it to the shelter. Our regular adoption process still applies