During this national health pandemic we continue to care for the homeless and injured animals of Charles County. Without your support the shelter is in danger of closing. Please help us stay open, the homeless pets need you!
In 1975, a small group of community volunteers realized that the existing county animal shelter was not able to save those animals most in need and so conceived of an organization committed to the protection of injured, neglected and abused animals that might otherwise perish without intervention. These selfless volunteers became The Humane Society of Charles County and set up shop in a garage. Incorporated as a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization in August 1979, the Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) was created based on a deep respect for all life, animal and human.
From the beginning, we have held a deep commitment to care for animals and serve the community by offering love, support and safety to the animals and respect for all. Each year, we provide compassionate shelter and care to more than 3,200 homeless animals; inspire more than 18,000 school children, nursing home residents, veterans, and community members through our humane education, Paws to Read, and pet therapy programs; provide low-to-no cost veterinary services for more than 3,000 pets in need; find homes for more than 1,600 animals; and save nearly 200 “bottle babies” from certain death through our kitten and puppy fostering programs. Between the fall of 2016 and today, we have spayed, neutered and vaccinated over 2500 community cats at no cost through our Community Outreach Trap/Neuter/Return program. We provided 300 community cats, their colony caretakers, and pet owners in need with pet food pantry services.
As an open admission/intake shelter, the HSCC continues to pride itself on our commitment to accepting all animals brought to us regardless of their health or temperament, and we hold tight to our vision of creating a community where animals are cherished and no longer need us for protection and shelter.