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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2016 Accomplishments Report

Bowie CLAW and its members are busy helping local animals! Here are some of our accomplishments from 2016:

* Support 28 dogs & 32 cats monthly with food, litter & spay/neuter veterinary expenses so they remain united with 27 Bowie families

* Provide $1,000 to “Friends of Rabbits” for an emergency rabbit rescue mission

* Buy Kuranda beds to keep PrinceGeorge’s County Animal Management Group (County Shelter) dogs snuggly

* Buy Stretch & Scratch pads for County Shelter for cats’ claw health, exercise and stress relief

* Buy an industrial spritzer & hose to cool off County Shelter dogs while they frolic outside

* Buy 5 dog spay/neuters for County Shelter "Clear the Shelter" campaign

* Fill the County Shelter with 2 truckloads of blankets, towels and other clean and cozy linens

* Microchip 24 pets to enhance the likelihood of pet-owner reunions

* Showcase military service animals in the Bowie Memorial Day parade (winning First Place awards for “Most Patriotic” and “Best in Show” as a bonus!)

* Sterilize & vaccinate 23 Bowie community cats to improve their health and limit population growth

* Provide over $1,000 in emergency veterinary care for 3 Bowie dogs

* Buy the City of Bowie Animal Control a professional animal drop trap for safe and humane community cat management

Upcoming Events

General Meeting – Saturday, September 16th – DIFFERENT LOCATION

Come out and join us for our next general membership meeting!  Note that the location is different this month.  The meeting is open to the public.  

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News & Information

What to Help Houston Pets After Harvey? Here Are Some Suggestions

If you want to donate to a certified 501(c)3 charity to help Houston pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey, here are three places where your funds will be put to immediate use

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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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