• Your donation will save lives

    Your tax-deductible donation will save the lives of cats and dogs in our community.

    Thank you for enabling SMAWL to help our community for the past 25 years!

    With your ongoing support, we hope to continue our mission of animal rescue and raising awareness of responsible pet ownership far into the future.

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  • Foster Homes Needed

    SMAWL needs volunteers to provide short-term in-home care for friendly dogs and cats in need until they are adopted. All veterinary care is paid for by SMAWL. Food may also be provided. Fostering can last from a few weeks to several months. Read More
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logosource greenThe St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership, as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

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Featured Animals

  • Mitzi
  • Smokey

mitziflyerpicsm      Mitzi

If you’d like a friendly lady with a little sass, Mitzi’s the name, and treats are my game! I prefer to be an only cat, please check me out.   I am a noisy girl that likes to talk to you about everything you are doing, and I do like to snuggle next to you on the couch.  I am temperamental around other cats.  If we have enough space to ourselves though, I can get along with them just fine.  I need to be on a strict diet to control my weight, I have trouble cleaning my back end when I get too chubby.

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smokey2   Smokey

A Sweet and Handsome Adult Cat

Seeking His Furever Home

My name is Smokey and I ended up at SMAWL through no fault of my own. I am longing for the love and warmth of an indoor home to live out my years in comfort. I am a nine and a half year old neutered shorthaired adult kitty. Sleek, shiny, grey fur covers my lean, muscular body. I truly am a handsome feline!

Once we warm up to each other, you will enjoy holding, brushing, and petting me. In time, I will allow you to give me a few belly scratches. Just being in your company will make me content.

I will be your one and only kitty because I do not want to share my human/s with other cats or dogs. I am not able to tell you my behavior around children because I have only lived in childfree environments.
I enjoy getting exercise through interactive play like chasing the red dot and trying to catch a toy on a string. When you are not home, please leave me in a comfortable area with a good window view of the outdoors. In nice weather, I so love to relax in an open window sunning myself in the fresh air while I watch and listen to nature.
I have good litter box etiquette and am not accustomed to jumping up on counters. I groom my beautiful coat and, of course, I love to sleep and will be a comfortable napping buddy.

Waiting, Hoping, Wishing...

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Available Pets

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Donations

Your Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made via credit card through PayPal or via the mail.  

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ResQThreads

resqSMAWL is now partners with ResQThreads.  People can visit their site at www.resqthreads.com; at checkout, select SMAWL from the list of rescue partners and SMAWL will receive a percentage of your purchase.

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Contact Us

St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
P.O. Box 1232
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-373-5659

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Adoption Events

Every Saturday
10AM - 2PM at Petco in
California, MD

The Cat Castle, in Callaway Village Shopping Center, is open on Sat and Sun from 11-3 and on weekdays by appointment.

Saturday, February 13th 11:30-2:30
Meet SMAWL adoptable dogs at Pepper's Pet Pantry

 

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

2015 Animal Fair Sponsors

PLATINUM

  • All Kinds Veterinary Hospital
  • The Dorsey Law Firm
  • Indian Bridge Kennels & Suites, Inc.
  • Toyota of Southern Maryland

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

  • Breton Veterinary Hospital
  • David Smith Consulting, LLC
  • Trails End Pet Sitting, LLC

BRONZE SPONSORS

  • ABC Liquors
  • AM Pierce
  • The BayNet.com
  • BFF Pet Services
  • BKC Enterprises
  • Checkers Restaurants of California and Lexington Park
  • Chesapeake Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing
  • Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa
  • Dang Dirty Dog Pet Spa
  • Hilltop Signs & Graphics
  • Lisa Horton
  • Three Notch Veterinary Hospital
  • Tree Frog, LLC
  • Trophies by Design

MEMORIAL SPONSORS