Defenders of Animal Rights, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating cruelty to all animals. Founded in 1975, we celebrate our 35thAnniversary this year!
In 1988, our shelter opened in the middle of a 35.8 acre wildlife sanctuary in Northern Baltimore County.What makes Defenders so unique is that we hold adoptable animals for as long as it takes to find each and every one a forever home. We have adopted out over 26,000 animals! Our adoption rate is about 97%.
Defenders of Animal Rights offers a variety of programs to benefit both the animals and the community. Below is a directory of services:
~ Pet Adoption Center ~Wildlife and Farm Animal Sanctuary ~ Animal Rescues and Veterinary Care ~ Rehabilitation of abused, neglected, & abandoned animals ~ Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program ~ Lost and Found service ~ Grief Counseling ~ Youth Work/Community Service ~ Humane Education
All our programs rely solely on public donations. We do not receive any federal, state, or local aid. Nor, do we employ any professional fundraiser organization. We would rather spend your donated dollars directly on services that benefit our homeless animals. WE DO NOT SELL, GIVE, OR LEASE Donors' NAMES! Contributionsaretax-deductible.
Our rescue work depends on kind people like you to help STOP animal cruelty and strive for a kinder tomorrow.