Rescue Links

Other rescue groups, shelters, sanctuaries and spay/neuter options

Rehoming Your Pet?

Rehome, a partnership of and Petco Foundation, has been in operation since March 2017 provided a better alternative for owner surrender and rehoming a pet.  Click the link above for more information and to start the process. 

Other Cat and Dog Rescue Groups, Shelters, Sanctuaries, AND Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Options

Although we have no affiliation with these groups and do not know their specific policies, we would like to offer them as additional resources for you to consider.  If you find that any of these numbers are wrong, or know of an additional rescue group we could add here, please email the webmaster.


Northern Virginia

Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) (703) 691-4278

SPCA of Northern VA  (703) 799-9390

Fancy Cats  (703) 961-1056

4 Paws  (703) 715-6369

Animal Allies (703) 940-9183

Pets Bring Joy

Tails High, Inc. 703-819-5240

Specific Breed Rescues


Feline Urban Rescue (202) 244-0556

Washington Animal Rescue League  
(202) 726-2556 (no kill shelter)

The Humane Society of the United States
Nancy Peterson, RVT
Feral Cat Program Manager
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC  20037
301-258-3219 (p)
301-258-3081 (f)

National Groups

Alley Cat Allies  
The National Feral Cat Resource (info resource only on feral issues: 
non-lethal control, TNR, shelters, feeding stations)

Feline Rescue Network


Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition  (MC C3)

Montgomery Co. SPCA (301) 948-4266

Friends of Montgomery County Animals
Germantown MD 
(301) 330-2922

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
(301) 740-2511

Partnership For Animal Welfare, Inc.  
Greenbelt, MD 
(301) 572-4729

Prince George’s County SPCA
(301) 262-5625

Save-A-Life Animal Rescue  
Linthicum MD 
(410) 859-1343

Cat Rescue of MD
 Baltimore, MD 
(410) 747-6595

Baltimore Humane Society
(410) 833-8848 

Casey’s House (specializing in older and hard-to-adopt cats) 540-955-6348 or 1-800-291-7341  Clarke County

Other Virginia

Loudon County Humane Society
(703) 777-2912

Fauquier SPCA, Inc.
 (540) 788-9000 

Rappahannock Animal Welfare League

(703) 937-3336 (Animal Shelter)

Humane Society of Warren County
(703) 635-4734

SPCA of Winchester,
Frederick and Clark Counties
(703) 662-8616

Cat’s Cradle of Harrisonburg
(540) 438-5222 (no kill, spay/neuter)

FLAG – For Love of Animals
Goochland, VA
(804) 342-6975


(use for Lost Cat Reports)


Animal Welfare League of Alexandria  
4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA  22034
(703) 838-4775

Animal Welfare League of Arlington  
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive 
Arlington, VA 

Fairfax County Animal Shelter  
4500 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 

Loudoun County Animal Control  
Route 1, Box 985
Waterford, VA

Prince William County Animal Control  
14807 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 
703-792-6500 (after 5)


Washington Humane Society (WHS) Shelter  
7319 Georgia Ave., NW 
202-723-5730 (24 hours)

District of Columbia Animal Shelter  
1201 New York Ave., NE 
202-576-6664 (24 hours) 
(Operated by WHS)


Prince George’s County Animal Shelter  
8311 Darcy Road
Forrestville, MD

Montgomery County Humane Society  
(240) 773-5960 (non-emergency) 
(240) 773-5900 (emergency).

West Virginia

Briggs Foundation -Spay Today

FLAG – For Love of Animals
Goochland, VA 

Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County  

Berkeley County (WV) Humane Society
1531 Charles Town Rd
Martinsburg, WV 25401 
(304) 267-8389



Caring for Creatures
Palmyra, VA

Rikki’s Refuge
Orange, VA
540-854-0870 (allow 48 hours)

Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic
Fredericksburg, VA 

Best Friends
Kanab, UT
435- 644-2001

Friends of Animals

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc .
Harwood, MD
Anne Arundel County


(FFGW is not associated with any of these programs and cannot control or guarantee any service(s) they provide.)

Spay, Inc .
Serves Washington, D.C. area
302-838-6996 OR 410-885-5783.
On-line form at
You pick a participating vet, get a Control Number, call vet and set up appointment.

Spay USA
Select a vet, organization sends a certificate, you take the certificate to the vet.  Use if Spay, Inc. is not responsive.

Friends of Animals  
They will send a list of participating veterinarians and an order form for a spay/neuter certificate. 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Go to shelter, purchase a certificate, take certificate to vet who is on their list.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
For households with income under $40.000. Cost is approximately $50 for cats and $100 for dogs (call x246 if you can’t afford reduced fees).

Washington Humane Society
202-723-5730 x 222 (clinic line)
 202-723-5730 x 134 (for stray and feral cat services)

1001 L St., SE,
Washington, DC, 20003

Provides spay/neuter and other supportive health services (no wellness check-ups) to all dogs and cats in-and-around the DC metro area.  Owned Cat Spay/Neuter: $45.  Dog Spay/Neuter: $100.  Stray and Feral Cat clinic services provided 4-days a week (M, W, Th, F) and the 2nd Sunday of the month (with some exception).  Stray and Feral Cat Services: No-Cost, to residents of DC.  $45 for cats from outside of DC.  Reservations for any clinic service are required. 

More information at:

Washington Animal Rescue League
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Lower cost spay/neuter and veterinary services for low income people. 

Montgomery County Humane Society
(240) 773-5960
Lower cost spay/neuter certificates sold.

Montgomery County SPCA
Leave message in spay/neuter mailbox.  Volunteer will call back.  Pick a participating vet (list includes MD, DC, and VA vets), and purchase a certificate.  You can also come to the shelter in Gaithersburg, MD and purchase a certificate.

SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County
Low cost spay/neuter and vaccine servicesat time of surgery.

Humane Society of Charles County
Waldorf, MD 
Low income required.

Frederick County Humane Society
Frederick, MD

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
Columbia, MD
Low cost spay/neuter clinic as well as low cost vaccinations at time of surgery or at weekly vaccine clinic.

 Humane Society of Baltimore County
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-4480 or 410-833-8848 

Other Rescue Links, Sponsors, and Friends

Pet Lovers’ Companion
P.O. Box 1621   Beltsville, MD 20705  

“The Yellow Pages” for people with pets. Or “Who’s Who” in the animal business world. 
Your #1 resource when it comes to pet-related goods and services.

Animal Advocates of Howard County
Ellicott City, MD
Free for people with low income.  People who don’t meet the low income definition may still qualify for lower cost spay/neuters.  Holds an annual male cat neuter-a-thon for very low price neutering. 

The Lucky Ones SPCA Clinic
Charlotte Hall, MD
Website (last updated 3/03) states $50 for spay, $30 for neuter. Will do surgery as early as 8 weeks/2 lbs.

Metro Ferals
Low cost spay/neuter, testing, and vaccinations for feral or stray cats (through Petworth Animal Hospital in D.C.)
Turkey Foot Veterinary Clinic
Gaithersburg, MD
Clinics for ferals are on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.  $40 spay, $20 neuter, $10 shot set, eartip is mandatory

Capital Animal Care
Arlington, VA
Mobile clinic provides free spay-neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and health screenings to medically underserved pets in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Local humane societies and animal control organizations assist Capital Animal Care in identifying target areas with high incidences of stray and unwanted pets. To qualify for these services, pet owners must be on a state qualified public assistance program.