The members of Bowie CLAW successfully advocated for the establishment of a local holding facility within Bowie for lost and stray animals. Read about our objectives for a local holding facility here. On February 7, 2015, the City of Bowie celebrated a “leash-cutting” of Temporary Holding Rooms in City Hall – one for dogs and one for cats – supported by a generous contribution from Bowie CLAW.
Support cat Trap Neuter Return (TNR). Since 2016, Bowie CLAW has been helping treat and mitigate community cat populations with our TNR program. As of June 2022, 1,000+ cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies and other diseases. They are ear-tipped to identify them as County-protected community cats. In addition, since October of 2019, 500+ homeless kittens and cats have found loving homes in partnership with Patuxent Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) fostering them in a pathway to adoption. Complementing TNR, Bowie CLAW supports the humane management of community cat colonies within the City of Bowie.
Bowie CLAW’s Pet Food Pantry (formerly Pet Assistance & Support program) provides food, toys, and cat litter to local residents who are struggling to afford their pets’ care. Visit the Pet Food Pantry page to learn more about how you can support this program or apply to receive assistance.
Breed-specific laws (BSLs): Bowie CLAW is working to end the Prince George’s County dog breed-specific law (“Pit Bull Ban”).
Also, please visit our Resources page for information on where to adopt locally, local veterinarians, and other pet-related services.