CLAW Tawks November 2018

Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend Introduction to Fostering – this Wednesday, November 7th at 6 PM. This is being sponsored by the Prince George’s County Animal Services Division located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.  The foster program helps meet the needs of animals that are too young for adoption, injured or recovering from surgery, require special care due to illness or pregnancy, or just in need of a second chance! Come learn more about animal foster care – an amazing way to support our local animals. For more information please contact Marilyn Perez at 301-780-7202

Pet Photos with Santa will be held on Saturday November 10th from 12 PM to 5 PM at the Calvert Brewing Company: 15850 Commerce Ct. in Upper Marlboro.  You get Classic Father Christmas from 12 to 2:30, and Country Santa from 2:30 to 5:00. You will receive two professional digital photos for a minimum donation of $15 (or more, if you would like to help CLAW).  For an appointment call 240-766-8966. Walk-ins are welcome.  Also, if you are interested, we are looking for a few more volunteer elves to assist with this fun event. Please reach out to

Past Events

Our Blanket Drive, TX Roadhouse adoption event, and Patuxent  Nursery Howl-O-Ween Houndfest  were all successful because of members and supporters like you! The blanket drive truck was full to the brim with cozy blankets for our county animals. Texas Roadhouse chose Bowie CLAW as its charitable recipient for October and donated over $1,000! Better yet, Mark was adopted! And as for our Halloween costume contest, the winners are…..Archer and Lola the proud pups of Kyrsta Castillo! Thank you all for participating in these great events.

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.

  • Keep the feast on the table—not under it. Eating turkey or turkey skin can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest, and many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets – including onions, raisins and grapes. If you want to share a Thanksgiving treat with your pet, make or buy a treat that is made just for them.
  • No pie or other desserts for your pooch. Chocolate can be harmful for pets. The artificial sweetener called xylitol – commonly used in gum and sugar-free baked goods – also can be deadly if consumed by dogs or cats.
  • Be careful with decorative plants. Don’t forget that some flowers and festive plants can be toxic to pets. These include amaryllis, Baby’s Breath, Sweet William, some ferns, hydrangeas and more.
  • Quick action can save lives. If you believe your pet has been poisoned or eaten something it shouldn’t have, call your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency clinic immediately. You may also want to call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 888-426-4435. Signs of pet distress include: sudden changes in behavior, depression, pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact your veterinarian immediately.

See you at our general meeting Saturday November 17th!

9:30 am, Bowie City Hall

We will be celebrating the year’s successes, and seeking your thoughts as we plan for the future.


Hey, federal employees!  Please consider supporting Bowie CLAW in your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contributions this year!  Our Campaign Number is 15690.

You can also help Bowie CLAW by designating us when you sign up for Amazon Smile and at

And our donation bins are conveniently located  all around the area; we especially need cat food at this time.  Visit our web site at to see all the locations.  Thank you for your support!