Maryland saved 3,553 more animals in 2020 than in 2019, but there is more work to be done. Best Friends works closely with local shelters, rescue groups and passionate people like you in Maryland. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in MD

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2020, nearly 5,619 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across Maryland, but together with your help, we’re changing that.

Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through Maryland by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.

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Best Friends connects people and resources in Maryland

Best Friends works alongside a Maryland coalition made up of animal welfare professionals and agencies. We help provide programmatic, operational and networking opportunities as communities and shelters transition to current proven practices and evolve their operations to meet the ever-changing needs of people and pets in the community.

Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups located around the country. While only shelter network partners are represented on the dashboard, all network partners are working to save cats and dogs. They all need adopters, donors, volunteers and community advocates to increase lifesaving.

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