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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 have 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 to announce that our efforts have been successful and the City of Bowie will soon be opening such a facility in City Hall. CLAW will be donating up to $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. In addition, 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

Shelter Construction Begins, CLAW Makes Donation!

CLAW President, VP present check to Mayor

At the Bowie City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, Bowie CLAW followed through on its pledge and made a donation of $20,000 to the City of Bowie to defray the cost of construction of the City's local animal holding facility. In the photo above, CLAW President Tara Kelley-Baker and Vice President Michael Semeniuk present the check to Bowie Mayor G. Frederick Robinson. CLAW will donate the remaining $84,000 as the facility is completed.

Also at the meeting, City Manager David Deutsch announced that construction of the facility had begun that morning and that construction should be completed within one month. The members of CLAW are very pleased and look forward to continuing our great partnership with the City!

Upcoming Events

CANCELLED – Meet and Greet – Sunday, Nov. 23rd

The “Meet and Greet” originally scheduled for Sunday, November 23, 2014 has been CANCELLED due to expected cold weather.  It is expected to be too cold for the dogs, volunteers, and members of the public to participate.

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General Membership Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 13th

Hello Bowie CLAW Members & Friends! Please join us for our next general meeting on Tuesday, January 13th, at 7:30 PM.  

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Donate Through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)!

Bowie CLAW is a CFC-listed charity.  We greatly appreciate any contributions federal employees can offer.

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County Animal Shelter in Need of Volunteers

If you like walking dogs or chillin’ with kitties, come to one of the upcoming volunteer orientation sessions!

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Thanks To All of Our Sponsors!

Bowie CLAW would like to take a moment to thank all of our generous local sponsors for their invaluable support!

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PAS Needs Dry Cat Food & Kitty Litter

CLAW’s Pet Assistance & Support (PAS) program is in need of dry cat food and kitty litter! 

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