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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

Upcoming Events

Christmas Market – Sunday, Nov. 2nd

Come out and join Bowie CLAW at the Christian Community Presbyterian Church’s Christmas Market on November 2nd, 9 am to 12 noon! 

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General Membership Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 11th

Hello Bowie CLAW Members & Friends! Please join us for our next general meeting on Tuesday, November 11th, at 7:30 PM.  

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Sayba the dog needs help!

Sayba, a precious, personal, house-broken dog, is in desperate need of an adopter, foster home, or rescue.

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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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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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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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Adoptable Pets

Toby and Mac – Kittens

Toby (pictured) and Mac are both up for adoption!  

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Five Sweet Cats

The five cats, pictured below, are all available for adoption.  

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