About Our Shelter...
The Humane Society of Charles County is an organization that is committed to the Choose Civility Southern Maryland Campaign.
It is the Mission of the Humane Society of Charles County to provide shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals through adoption, fostering, community partnerships, education and affordable spay-neuter and vaccine services.
The Vision of the Humane Society of Charles County is to create a community where animals are cherished and no longer need us for protection and shelter.
In upholding the Vision and Mission of the Humane Society of Charles County we will all work with these Values:
1. To always be compassionate and caring
2. To foster respect and understanding of all life
3. To protect, rescue, adopt and care for animals
4. To create partnerships for animal welfare
5. To educate the community on animal welfare issues
The Humane Society had only 25 members, less than $100, and a dream when we began in 1978.
We started out with dog houses behind the old Ice Plant on Route 5. Eventually we added dog runs to the back of the building. In the early 1980’s, we moved to our current location on Industrial Park Drive
in St. Charles.
Board of Directors
Anita Bowie – Marsh, President
Ginny Crane, Vice President
Donna Cave, Treasurer
Ellen Carr, Secretary
Anne Gardiner, Spay Program
Shara Hendler, Member at Large
Lyn Cianflocco, Member at Large
Pat Parrish, Member at Large
Kathy Babiak, Member at Large
Come Meet Our Pets...
Tuesday 11:00am -6:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm
The shelter holds adoption events in many different locations. Check the calendar of events for offsite adoption sites: http://www.sdk9rehab.com/events--training-information.html
Our Adoption Process...
All of our dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, have rabies and distemper shots (age appropriate), and are dewormed. Additionally, each adoptable dog/cat has a microchip that contains information that can help any shelter locate the pet's owner (as long as you register the chip) in the event the pet becomes lost. If you have not registered the chip, it will have the information of this shelter and we will be able to locate that person who adopted the pet.
All fees are used to cover operating costs, repairs and improvements necessary to provide the care required for lost, stray, or abandoned pets brought to the Humane Society of Charles County (we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization).
Adoption Fees are as follows (subject to change):
Adult Dogs (over 20 lbs): $95.00
Adult Dogs (under 20 lbs): $200.00
Puppies (up to 4 months of age): $200.00
Adult Cats (over 4 months old): $65.00 + Adopt 1 get 1 50% OFF
Kittens (up to 4 months of age): $95.00 + Adopt 1 get 1 50% OFF
We also have various small animals such as parakeets, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and so on for adoption. Please call to find out what we currently have in the shelter at 301-645-8181.