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.


Thank you for considering becoming a SMAWL Sponsor.  Sponsorship donations are put to use in our animal rescue efforts, allowing us to serve hundreds of homeless animals each year, to our humane education efforts and to our community services in Southern Maryland.  By partnering with SMAWL, you will join forces with a community leader in animal welfare while gaining community visibility and demonstrating commitment to the well-being of pets and pet owners.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

Stay tuned for more information on our 2018 Pet Photo & Calendar Contest!

How We Accomplish our Mission

Pet Rescue and Adoption

  • SMAWL’s rescue and adoption programs saves hundreds of pets every year
  • SMAWL provides advertising and support for families who need to rehome their pets and for lost and found pets in the community

Humane Education

  • SMAWL provides responsible pet ownership education to the community.
  • SMAWL provides assisted living and nursing home pet visits, contributing to the health and welfare of our senior population.

Community Services

  • SMAWL promotes spay/neuter of pets in the community, including sterilizing all of our rescue pets.  We provide vouchers to families in need to help cover the costs of spay/neuter surgeries for family pets and community cats.
  • SMAWL provides a low cost clinic once a month during month to month offering vaccinations and microchipping to community pet owners.
  • SMAWL provides 2 grants per month to help cover emergency medical costs for pets owned by families in need.
  • SMAWL provides community information and referral for animal welfare needs.

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Payments can be made via PayPal / credit card

or checks can be mailed to SMAWL, PO Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Please indicate which event and level of sponsorship you would like to support.

Thank you for your support!  All donations are tax deductible!

Can you help?

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


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