Friday, March 15, 2013
The SPCA in Annapolis is hosting a pit bull adoption event in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
You can celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend by adopting a pit bull for free. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County, located in Annapolis, is hosting "St. Pitty's Weekend" March 15-17. During the event, pit bulls can be adopted free of charge to approved owners. "We have a number of pit bulls right now, and we have been looking for a really good way to advertise them," said volunteer coordinator Kim Teter. "We have a lot of really good pit bulls here, and St. Patrick's Day—St. Pitty's day kind of worked." Those interested in adopting can print an application from the SPCA website and fill it out ahead of time, or they can simply head to the Annapolis location to take a look. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is located at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Starting Thursday, the Anne Arundel County SPCA will donate pet food to needy families with pets.
The Anne Arundel County Food Bank and the SPCA are teaming up to help local pets in need. Beginning on Thursday, the SPCA will host a Pet Food Bank, where families in need can pick up food for their furry friends. “The Pet Food Bank is an offering to the community for anyone who meets the low income requirements to help supplement their pet food purchases for the month,” said volunteer and foster coordinator Kim Teter. “So they don’t have to choose between keeping the pet and feeding them and their self.” Teter said this is the first time the SPCA has had a Pet Food Bank but it hopes to open up the drive every other Thursday. The event will start this Thursday at 9 a.m. The SPCA is working with the Anne Arundel County “people food bank,” …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County hosted the special event, featuring Ugly Dog and puppy bikini contests.
The first ever Puppy Plunge was a huge success at Camp Letts in Edgewater on Sunday as the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Mindy Nelson, fundraising coordinator for the local animal shelter in Annapolis, shared her thoughts and photos from the community gathering—featuring contest winners and a plethora of activities that went down over the weekend. Here's what she said. Our 1st Annual Puppy Plunge was a great success. We had over 800 in attendance. Our Ugly Dog and Bikini Contest were a big hit. There were 33 contestants for the bikini contest and the dogs looked adorable! In addition to the SPCA's 32' mobile unit with adoptable animals and the SPCA's merchandise sales, we also had 40 vendors who showcased their wonderful pet- and people-…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
For the first time, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County has such an overflow of cats and kittens that it has created a waiting list.
Spring has arrived and with it comes baby animals. In the case of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, that means lots of kittens. The number of cats and kittens at the shelter has grown to more than 250, and SPCA employee Jenell Maunder said employees created a waiting list for people looking to surrender their cat or kitten. The waiting list just started, but Maunder anticipates it could grow because right now is just the beginning of "kitten season"—the time when most kittens are dropped off to her shelter. "How long they have to wait will really depends on when we have space open," Maunder said. Maunder advised that people with litters of kittens wait until they are 8 weeks old before bringing them to a shelter because they cannot be …
Friday, April 20, 2012
One of the largest and oldest animal welfare organizations in the county is seeking volunteers.
If you need a reason to get involved with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Volunteer and Foster Coordinator Kim Teter has the perfect answer. “Where else can you go where 70 different dogs get beyond excited just because you’re there,” said Teter. To coincide with National Volunteer Week, Patch has been writing about various organizations in Anne Arundel County that are seeking volunteers. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County, at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, is one of those groups. “People love the greeting their pet gives them when they come home. Here that reaction is tripled or more,” Teter said. While Teter discussed ways people can get involved, she showed off various pets, all of whom she knew by name. And each was happy to see her…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Cast your vote online in the ASPCA Rachael Ray's $100,000 challenge.
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County needs your help. And your uncle's help. And your neighbor's help. Well, they need a lot of help. The organization is in the running to be entered into the ASPCA Rachael Ray's $100,000 challenge. They've passed the first round, and are among 108 organizations competing for votes online. "You can only vote from noon on April 5th to noon on April 16th," said Kimberly Teeter, the SPCA's volunteer and foster coordinator. Through traditional and social media, as well as fliers, Teeter hopes to get the word out to as many people as possible. "We need the public's help to get us into the challenge," she said. If the SPCA wins this round, what happens next? "From Aug 1st to Oct 31st of this year, we're in an …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Annapolis, Maryland's Facebook page is turning over administrator rights for a day to a nonprofit group that garners the most votes.
With almost 43,000 followers, the Annapolis, Maryland Facebook page, which isn't affiliated with the city of Annapolis, is one of the area's most popular pages. And it recently handed administrative rights of the page over to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. "It's a huge audience and we like to give back to the community," said John Frenaye, who is one of the two administrators of the page. "The public was asked which nonprofit groups they'd like to see take over the page and from there, whichever had the most 'likes' won." The SPCA came in first, followed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, We Care and Friends and Live Arts Maryland. "We said this might be a good experiment to try," Frenaye said, who then laughed. "It might be all puppies…
Friday, November 25, 2011
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County offers a sale on all animals with black fur, as well as a merchandise sale this Black Friday.
Staff at The SPCA of Anne Arundel County found a unique way to be a part of Black Friday. As noted on the organization's website, “all black (or slightly black) animals” will be half-priced. This deal applies to all qualified applicants. In addition, the SPCA is holding a merchandise sale on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. According to the website, sale items include SPCA merchandise, cages, toys and other pet products. Sue Beatty, executive director of the county SPCA, said via email that she heard about an animal shelter on the west coast having a sale on Black Friday and liked the idea. “We held it in 2009 just for black animals—but didn't have a big merchandise sale as well. We (decided) this year to make it really big …
Monday, July 11, 2011
The nonprofit organization is spreading the word to help these dogs find new homes soon.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Anne Arundel County is at full capacity for dogs. The nonprofit is spreading the word through Craigslist, Twitter, Facebook and its website to get some of these dogs adopted. It also is offering free adult cat adoptions. Above are some of the dogs up for adoption. You can find out more information on the adoptable dogs and other pets at www.aacspca.org.