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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Upcoming Events

General Meeting and Directors Election – Saturday, May 20th

Come out and join us for our next general membership meeting!  In addition to our normal business, we will also be holding an election for two of our seven Board of Directors seats.

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News & Information

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership – Only $10 Per Person!

Bowie CLAW’s annual membership follows the calendar year, so don’t forget to renew for 2017.  If you’ve never been a member, the process is the same, and we’d love for you to join!

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Do You Want to Volunteer at the County Animal Shelter?

If you like walking dogs or chillin’ with kitties, become a volunteer at the county shelter!  The shelter can always use more volunteers.

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