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About Us

Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare (Bowie CLAW) is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization located in Bowie, Maryland. The mission of Bowie CLAW is to advocate for the interests of animals in the greater Bowie area. For many years, the members of Bowie CLAW advocated for the establishment of a local animal holding facility to assist with placement of Bowie's homeless animals and the return of lost animals. We are thrilled that our efforts have been successful and the City of Bowie opened such a facility in City Hall in early 2015. CLAW donated $104,000 to defray the costs of the shelter's construction and hopes to remain deeply involved in the operation of the facility. Bowie CLAW also runs a Pet Assistance & Support (PAS) program, which provides pet food, toys, and cat litter to area residents who are struggling to afford their pets' needs in this challenging economy. Next, Bowie CLAW is working to end the Prince George's County Pit Bull Ban. FInally, Bowie CLAW assists Prince George's Animal Management and other local rescue organizations in the placement of adoptable pets.

Contact Us

Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 116
Bowie, Maryland 20719-0116

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2017 Accomplishments Report

Thanks to our generous donors, in 2017 Bowie CLAW was able to:
  • Support 30 dogs & 38 cats monthly with food, litter & spay/neuter veterinary expenses so they remain united with 30 Bowie families.
  •  Showcase rescue dogs at the 2017 season Bowie Baysox home games, resulting in 3 adoptions!
  • Contribute to medication for 4 heartworm positive dogs, resulting in their treatment and rescue, and contribute to surgery expenses to save another dog.
  • Partner with Calvert Brewing Company to raise nearly $1,000 through our monthly  “Thirsty Mutt Thursday” joint charitable happy hours with 6 different dog rescues.
  • Sterilize & vaccinate nearly 175 Bowie community cats to improve their health and limit population growth.
  • Provide $700 for blind and vulnerable community cats to live out their lives safely at sanctuaries.
  • Fill  a truck with blankets, comforters and other clean and cozy linens to keep the cats and dogs at the County Shelter warm this winter season.
  •  Buy numerous Stretch & Scratch pads for cats’ claw health, exercise and stress relief, and stainless-steel litter pans and food bowls for health and durability for Prince George’s County Animal Services Division (County Shelter).
  • Decorate the Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral Christmas tree with a $200 “ornament” to meet a local family’s emergency veterinary care.


Upcoming Events

Meet & Greet/Pet Adoption, Diamond Dog, General Meeting

Adoption Fair Please join us on Sunday, April 29th at the Bowie Town Center for a Bowie CLAW Meet & Greet and Pet Adoption Fair! We’ll have several adoptable dogs on hand that are looking for you to go home with! The event runs from 1-3 pm right outside the Food Court.

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News & Information

Come Join Us!

Meet & Greet and Pet Adoption Fair, at the Food Court patio at Bowie Town Center on April 29th, 1-3 pm. Bowie Baysox Diamond Dog, Sunday home games at 1:30. Come for the game; leave with a new friend April 8: Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-pei Rescue Operation April 22: Rural Dog Rescue May 6 & May […]

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Thank You!

Bowie CLAW would like to thank everyone for coming out to our annual Blanket Drive that was held October 15th at TJ Elliott’s! Save those blankets and look for us again this year!

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Bowie CLAW Volunteers Are Helping Local Animals in Many Ways

These “Thank You” letters from some local organizations we’ve assisted recently are a sampling of our activities!

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