St. Marys Animal Welfare League (SMAWL)
Have you been thinking about adding a pet to your family? Why not save a dog or
cat in need of a home by adopting from the St. Mary's Animal Welfare League.
All our animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on shots.
Who We Are
The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) was established as a non-profit organization in 1990 by a band of dedicated animal lovers. We are an all volunteer organization. SMAWL's mission is "To rescue, find temporary shelter, care for (including alter, vaccinate and worm) and adopt unwanted animals in Southern Maryland and to promote responsible pet ownership to reduce their numbers."
To achieve the mission SMAWL has five stated goals: (1) Create a humanely run animal shelter and expand number of other foster-care locations; (2) Increase the number of adoptions to qualified homes; (3) Expand low-cost services such as spay/neuter and rabies clinics; (4) Promote humane education and responsible pet ownership; (5) Maintain a lost-and-found hotline."
Adopting a friend
Cats must be adopted as indoor only pets. Dogs must be made a part of the family and must not be chained or left outside all of the time. They are not to be kept outside at night and should spend at least part of the day inside the house with the family.
If you are interested in adopting any of our animals, please contact the foster home listed under each animal available for adoption or you can call SMAWL at 301-373-5659 and we will go over the entire adoption process with you.
St. Marys Animal Welfare League
P.O. Box 1232
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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