As we ring in the New Year, Bowie CLAW would like to thank all of our members and supporters for all of your help over the years. 2015 was a great year for CLAW. We had the leash cutting ceremony for the new Holding Rooms at City Hall. We held many events or participated in them, including Bowiefest, Meet and Greet, Kaleidoscope event, National Night Out, Blanket Drive, Microchip event and the Memorial Day Parade.
We want to thank all of the citizens that have supported us. We have met some really wonderful people.
Our Pet Assistance and Support program (PAS) is still going strong with 31 families in the program. This initiative is currently helping feed 27 dogs and 35 cats. With YOUR help, we were able to feed these pets by providing them with approximately 4,236 cans of dog food, 13,620 pounds of dry dog food, 5,460 cans of cat food, 6,876 pounds of dry cat food and 144 containers of litter in the year 2015. We also provided some medical care and paid to have about 9 animals spayed or neutered just in year 2015. This program would not be successful without your help! Whether you provide us with a monetary donation or pet food and litter, it is all much needed to keep the program going. You have helped keep 62 pets with their families. Without your help, these animals would more than likely be turned into the County Shelter because their owners would not be able to afford to take care of them. Thank you all so much.
We want to thank all of the area establishments who allow us to have a PAS bin for people to drop off pet food and supplies. Without you, we would not be able to collect the food we distribute.
A very special thank you to the establishments and people that continue to support Bowie CLAW, including, but not limited to:
Bowie Gymnasium, Bowie Library, Bowie Senior Center, Crunchies, Giant Food (Free State Shopping Center), Highway Veterinarian, Kenhill Center, MOM’s Organic Market (Bowie), Old Town Pet Grooming, Petco (Gambrills), WOW U Salon, Christian Community Presbyterian Church, TJ Elliott's, Exit First Realty (Crofton), Pet Valu (Gambrills), Bowie Lions Club, Veterinary Housecall Service, Oscar Pressel, CPA, Honeybee Photography, Crofton Veterinary Center, Bowie Towne Veterinary Hospital, Target, Bowie Towne Center, McChesney & Dale, P.C., Byrd and Byrd, Prime Care Animal Hospital, Sharing the Love of Quilters, Equitarians OPRC, and Dr. Patricia Shema.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 116
Bowie, Maryland 20719-0116
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CLAW Working to End County Pit Bull Ban
Bowie CLAW recently launched a new initiative, advocating for an end to the Prince George's County Pit Bull Ban. This county law is inhumane, leading to the confiscation and death of many innocent dogs; ineffective in improving public safety; unnecessary, given existing and adequate breed-neutral vicious animal laws; and very costly. All major animal-related organizations, the White House, and even the County's own specially-commissioned Vicious Animal Legislation Task Force of 2002 have come out against such breed-specific legislation.
To ensure the repeal of the law, CLAW is networking with PG County Councilmembers, conducting letter writing campaigns to the PG County Council, providing template letters for the public to edit and send to their representatives, and coordinating with other like-minded animal welfare organizations.
To learn more, see the evidence supporting our position, and find out how you can help, check out our page dedicated to the initiative. As always, we truly appreciate your support!
News & Information
Bowie CLAW’s annual membership follows the calendar year, so don’t forget to renew for 2016. If you’ve never been a member, the process is the same, and we’d love for you to join!
If you like walking dogs or chillin’ with kitties, become a volunteer at the county shelter! The shelter can always use more volunteers.