The 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

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Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online via credit card through PayPal.  




2018 Pet Fair

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Mission Statement


St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League is the leading animal welfare organization in St. Mary’s County with exemplary shelter and lifesaving programs that creates positive and humane outcomes for companion animals and community cats.



St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League provides animal welfare services for pets and people through rescue, spay/neuter, pet retention, and advocacy programs in order to create a safety net for companion animals and community cats.