The Humane Society of Charles County, Inc
71 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf, MD 20604
301-645-8181   facebook.com/humanesocietycc

  



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Mission and History

The Humane Society of Charles County has the dual mission of promoting the humane treatment of animals and of fostering a respect for all life, both animal and human.
  
The Humane Society had only 25 members and less then $100 when it began in 1978. Our one objective was to rescue dogs and cats hit by cars. Through the years, we have grown to over 1,700 families strong. Our services have greatly expanded and we are now able to shelter rehabilitate and adopt rescued animals in our modern facility on Industrial Park Dr. in St. Charles. In 1989, we expanded our dog run area from 10 to 24 runs, and in 1995, we added a larger cat area, a quarantine room with additional dog runs and cat cages, and a multi-purpose/humane education room. In March 1998, we began spaying and neutering all animals before adoption in our own spay/neuter clinic.

 
Our Services include:
  • Providing emergency veterinary care and rehabilitative care to injured or abused animals.
  • Accepting all animals brought to us and operating our own shelter and adoption center.
  • Sales of Charles County dog licenses.
  • Sponsoring low cost rabies vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
  • Spaying/neutering of all pets before adoption and low cost surgeries for the public.
  • Offering human and environmental education programs to schools and other groups.
  • Sponsoring a Junior Volunteer program for students ages 14 and up, enabling them to earn required community service hours for high school graduation.
  • Offering lost/found and information/assistance service to the public.

YOUR DONATIONS MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE.

 IT IS BECAUSE OF YOUR KINDNESS THAT WE CAN HELP ALL THE ANIMALS THAT WE DO.
CLICK HERE TO CONTNUE YOUR SUPPORT.


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Hours:

Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



The Humane Society of Charles County, Inc
71 Industrial Park Drive
PO Box 1015
Waldorf Md 20604
301-645-8181
Fax 301-632-6905
info@humanesocietycc.org
EIN 52-1212430


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Volunteer your time      

If you would like to volunteer please let us know! We're waiting to hear from you! We're looking for volunteers for many different kinds of work and activities. You can fill out the Volunteer Enrollment packet by clicking here.  Also, you can give Heather Takeuchi a call at (301) 645-8181 to ask a question or forward information. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for thinking of the animals!

 What Does A Volunteer Do? 

A Humane Society Volunteer can do many types of work at the shelter or at many of our events around Charles County. Volunteers do everything from socialization of our pets to cleaning cages and washing blankets, from foster care in their homes to Humane Education in Charles County schools, from grooming and feeding animals to helping with off-site adoptions at local businesses such as PetSmart. To be honest, the Humane Society needs many different kinds of skills, from people that love helping animals to people with professional skills in computer networks, public relations, veterinary services, office skills, fundraising and customer service. Volunteers help run our very successful Yard Sales, Dog Walks, Basket Bingo nights, Rabies Clinics and other events. Most of all, volunteers are motivated to do whatever is needed to ensure that as many pet's lives are saved as possible. After all, that's the bottom line. Everything that is done serves the goal of saving lives and providing an opportunity for the right people and families to experience the wonderful things that a pet can bring into their lives.
 

                     What Is Required of Me To Become A Volunteer?  

Not as much as you might think!
Humane Society of Charles County volunteers will be required to undergo some training.  Most training is on-site, and varies depending on what you are interested in helping us with.
We understand that our volunteers may have other jobs and families to take care of, so we schedule you at a time when you are able to be here or at one of our scheduled events.