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Dear Friends,
Being new to both Baltimore and the Maryland SPCA, I’m excited
about what lies ahead. As the new executive director, I will continue
the great work of Aileen Gabbey, my predecessor, who leaves behind
a legacy of life-saving programs and special events.
Staying true to our mission of improving the lives of pets and people
in the community, we will look to engage school-aged youth, who
are tomorrow’s animal caretakers, through humane education
and outreach programs; provide even more high quality, low-cost
veterinary services at our Wellness Clinic for Baltimore area pets; and
expand our foster care program so we can help more pets like Chevy.
Chevy is a three-year-old “mushpie”
who suffered a painful, infected leg
injury after being hit by a car. His
injuries were so severe his leg had
Chevy with his new mom
and dad on adoption day!
to be removed. Chevy spent several
weeks in foster care so he could heal
and learn to walk on three legs. He’s
now rehabilitated and back to his
lovable, cuddly, playful self. Adopted
by John and Diane Hawk, Chevy
enjoys head and chin scratches.
Thanks to you, our dear friends
and supporters, pets like Chevy get a second chance at life. Your
continued support of all of these programs will allow us to save
even more lives and help create a day when there are more loving,
permanent homes than homeless pets in need of one.
Byron Logan
Executive Director
Learn more about Byron inside on page 3.
Chevy healing in foster
care after surgery.
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In Every Issue:
The Maryland SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest animal
welfare organizations founded in 1869. We are a private, nonprofit organization, not a municipal or government agency,
which means we rely on private donations to care for the
homeless animals in our care.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. There are
many organizations with SPCA as part of their names, but they
are not affiliated organizations, and there is no national SPCA.
SPCA is now a common name used to describe animal adoption
Q: Are you part of the ASPCA?
4: summer event recap
5: 2016 pet calendar
5: shop-a-paw-looza online auction
Cover-boy Taylor was brought
to the Maryland SPCA because
his previous owner was too ill
to care for him. After spending
a few weeks in our care, Taylor
found a new family complete
with two human siblings, two
feline siblings and 10 chickens
that he enjoys herding around
the family property. What a lucky
boy he is!
Hugs and kisses from your
friends at the MD SPCA, buddy!
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Letters and photos for In the Mail can
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e the
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Q: What does SPCA stand for?
The Maryland SPCA’s mission is to improve the lives
of people and pets in our community.
No. We are not affiliated with the ASPCA, which is an animal
welfare organization in New York City. Although they make
grants to some shelters, the ASPCA is not the Maryland SPCA’s
parent organization and does not provide us with operating
Q: Are you a “no-kill” adoption center?
Yes. Our organization meets the accepted standard by having
a save rate over 90%. Our ultimate goal is a community where
all healthy and treatable pets are saved. We work closely with
other shelters toward that goal.
Q: How long DO animals STAY at your adoption center?
There is never a time limit for how long animals can remain in
our adoption center. They will be taken care of by our staff and
volunteers until we find them loving homes.
2015 Board of Directors:
President: Elizabeth Drigotas
Vice President: Eric DeCosta
Vice President: Sharon Kroupa
Treasurer: Clarke Bessent
Secretary: Dave Imre
Ken Aneckstein, David Beard-Sackett, Robin Bozzuto,
Dr. Tracey Chessare, Sibley Classen, Karen Colvin, Nancy Dorman,
Dr. John Fioramonti, Dr. Neal Friedlander, Jonathan Gargiulo,
Clarke Griffin, Jr., George Grose, Mary Jean Herron, Dawn Kirstaetter,
Diane Nachtwey, Joanne Pollak, Julie Rubin, Barbara Simmons,
Patti Sterling, Anne Stone, Shawn Tarrant and Chris Wright
Executive Director: Byron Logan
Director of Operations: Nichole Miller
Director of Development: Sarah Walton
Director of Veterinary Services: Dr. Mary Zink, DVM
Director of Communications & Media Relations: Tina Regester
Director of Human Resources: Deidre Carroll
Director of Special Projects: Cheryl Bernard Smith
Director of Community Affairs: Katie Flory
Adoption: Looking to adopt a great dog or cat companion? Our
adoption center has wonderful pets available for adoption.
All pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and have
received flea and other parasite treatments. Please visit www. for available pets and adoption hours.
Project Adopt: The Maryland SPCA’s Project Adopt, is an off-site
pet adoption program started to help save more homeless pets
by expanding our adoption services throughout the community.
Project Adopt is located in White Marsh Mall on the second level
next to JC Penney. Please visit for
Volunteer: Our dedicated volunteers give our animals love and
care, help visitors find pets, assist with our special events and
foster needy animals. Visit our website to learn more about our
volunteer opportunities, or email send us an email at [email protected]
Maryland SPCA Wellness Clinic: At the Maryland SPCA Wellness
Clinic a qualified and caring team of veterinarians will ensure
your pet’s health and well-being by providing the best in
wellness care. The Wellness Clinic is located up the street from
the MD SPCA at 4007 Falls Road. Call 410-400-WELL or book an
appointment online at
Spay and Neuter Clinic: Each year the Maryland SPCA spays
and neuters thousands of cats and dogs, including those in our
adoption center. Our Spay and Neuter Clinic offers spay/neuter
surgery to qualified groups and individuals. For details, call
Surrendering (Admissions): If you have a cat or dog that you can
no longer care for, please call 410-235-8826, ext. 100 (for dogs)
or ext. 101 (for cats) to make an appointment to surrender your
Behavior/Training: Our behavior department offers classes
and advice on beginning and maintaining a good relationship
with your pet. Using force-free, scientifically-founded training
methods, our behavior department will help you increase the
behaviors you like and decrease the behaviors you dislike. For
more information email [email protected]
Monday and Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Address: 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, 21211
From North of Baltimore: Take the Beltway (I-695) to the Jones Falls
Expressway (I-83) south. Take the Cold Spring Lane exit east. Turn right
at the second traffic light onto Falls Road. The Maryland SPCA is the first
driveway on the right after you pass 36th Street.
From the South: Take the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) north. Exit onto
Falls Road; this will put you north-bound on Falls Road. Find a convenient
spot to turn around, and head south on Falls Road. We are the first
driveway on the right after you pass 36th Street.
Main Number: 410-235-8826
Main Fax: 410-235-1053
Wellness Clinic: 410-400-WELL Spay & Neuter Clinic: 410-889-SPAY
Main Email: [email protected]
Volunteer Inquiries: [email protected]
Meet the Maryland SPCA’s
New Executive Director
fter an extensive nationwide
search, the Maryland SPCA Board
of Directors announced the selection
of a new executive director. Byron
Logan, who came to the MD SPCA
from North Shore Animal League
America, officially took the helm of
the MD SPCA on August 24, 2015.
Former Executive Director Aileen
Gabbey left the position she held for
close to 20 years in July to relocate to
Georgia with her family.
“We were very diligent and
thorough in our search for a new
executive director who had the
experience, leadership and passion
to continue the path Aileen carved
to expand more programs and
services to help even more pets
and people in our community,” said
Elizabeth Drigotas, president of the
Maryland SPCA’s board of directors.
“Byron’s wealth of experience, strong
leadership and deep passion to
animal welfare will be a tremendous
asset to the Maryland SPCA.”
Byron served as the director of
corporate and national outreach
at North Shore Animal League
America in Port Washington, New
York for the last eight years where
he was responsible for developing
and maintaining relationships with
corporations, corporate foundations,
and animal welfare organizations.
“I’m really excited to be part of an
organization that has a long history
of improving the lives of pets and
people in Baltimore and surrounding
communities,” said Byron. “I’m truly
inspired by the generosity of our
donors and the hard work of the
staff, volunteers and board. I am
eager to meet with members of
the community, other shelters and
I am eager to meet with members of the community, other
shelters and corporate leaders to continue the good work of
the Maryland SPCA.”
Pictured: New Executive Director Byron Logan snuggles little
Butterball during morning cleaning and meal time.
Animal Talk Summer 2014
it was another busy summer at the Maryland SPCA—LOTS OF HAPPY ADOPTIONS & FUN EVENTS!
Another successful year for
our annual community-wide
cat adoption event!
e surpassed our “500” goal, yet again this year, by helping 805 cats and
kittens find new homes! To save the lives of abandoned and unwanted
felines, the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) held its 7th annual
Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives promotion throughout the month of June.
June is national Adopt-A-Cat Month which is the height of kitten season, when
many cats have babies, causing animal shelters to be overcrowded.
The Maryland SPCA, Baltimore Humane Society and Baltimore Animal Rescue
and Care Shelter (BARCS)—all members of BAWA—along with special guest
Baltimore County Animal Services, waived their adoption fees for cats and
kittens during the race. Regular adoption procedures applied.
Many thanks to the sponsor of the Baltimore 500, the Cat Hospital At
Towson (CHAT). Dr. Jane Brunt and her staff from CHAT have been incredibly
supportive of this promotion since its first year. CHAT kindly provided goodie
bags and free wellness exams to adopters. Thank you, CHAT, and thank you,
ur May, June, July and August happy
hours, all held at the Maryland SPCA,
were a huge hit! Thanks to this summer’s
near-perfect weather, these happy hour
events brought in more than $14,000
for the animals. June and July’s happy
hours featured live music, thanks to
Jordan August. The grand finale event
held in August was themed Barkaritaville.
This always popular event had a record
attendance and raised more than $5,700
alone. Wow! Special thanks to the “Mayor
of Barkaritaville” Ted Alban for providing
the colorful, island-themed decorations
for Barkaritaville. Jimmy’s Seafood and
other food trucks were also at each event,
offering up delicious food for guests.
We are extremely grateful to our Wine
and Wag Sponsor, The Wine Source in
Hampden, who very generously donated
beer and wine for all four events. We also
thank the volunteers and attendees who
helped make our summer Wine & Wags
a success.
Funds raised from our events like the
Wine & Wags help us save thousands
and thousands of pets each year.
Summer Lovin’ Adoption and Yard Sale Event
Lots of pets from the Maryland SPCA, our alliance partners BARCS and
Baltimore Humane Society, as well as Baltimore County Animal Services
and other rescue groups, found new homes during our first, joint adoption
day event at the MD SPCA in July.
More than $3,000 was raised from the proceeds of our spectacular
yard sale. Thank you everyone who donated items and who found a 'gently
used' treasure or two.
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The proceeds
from the
online auction
support the
homeless cats
and dogs at
the Maryland
SPCA. Bid to
save lives!
he Maryland SPCA 11th annual Pet Calendar
is now for sale! This beautiful full-color,
12x12-inch wall calendar features more than 300
photos of dogs and cats submitted by animal lovers. With your calendar purchase, you’ll help
support the animals at the Maryland SPCA.
Each calendar is $20.00 including MD tax, plus
shipping and handling (when purchased online).
100% of the proceeds go to the MD SPCA to help
the animals.
Selecting the photos for the cover and pet-ofthe-month pages from the hundreds submitted
was a challenging task. Many AMAZING photos
were entered in our contest! Our panel of judges
evaluated the entries carefully. Our cover winner is Winston, a French Bulldog loved by Jen
Portney and Paul Baron. Everyone who paid to
enter photos in our 2016 calendar will receive a
free calendar for each photo entered. All entered
photos appear in the calendar.
The calendar is an important fundraiser for
the MD SPCA. Proceeds benefit the needy and
homeless animals in our care. Thank you to
everyone who paid to enter a photo and everyone who buys a calendar. It makes a great gift!
Get yours at!
Do you shop on Amazon? If you haven’t
already, sign up for AmazonSmile. It’s the same Amazon
you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
But, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible
AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It doesn’t cost you anything, but
your participation in this wonderful program will benefit animals that so desperately need your help!
Visit to designate the “Maryland SPCA, Inc.” as your charitable organization, and your
purchases will help benefit the pets in our adoption center. Happy shopping!
his October, you have the
chance to go online and
help save cats’ and dogs’ lives!
From October 3 to 27, Shopa-Paw-Looza,
SPCA’s eleventh annual online
auction, is open for bidding. Go
The auction opens at noon
on Friday, October 2 and stays
open until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 27, but don’t wait until
the final days to bid. The more
you bid, the more it helps
It’s not too early to start your
holiday shopping, and Shop-aPaw-Looza has something for
everyone! From jewelry, art,
signed sports memorabilia and
restaurant gift certificates to
once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
and pet-related items for
Fluffy, there are hundreds and
hundreds of exciting items and
packages up for bid. Bidding
is safe, secure and fun. Once
you register to bid, you will
automatically be signed up to
receive auction e-mail updates.
You will be notified when new
items are added to the auction
and if someone outbids you on
any items.
The proceeds from the auction
support the homeless cats and
dogs at the MD SPCA. Since it
started in 2005, our auction has
raised more than $440,000 for
the animals!
With your help, we can save
even more pets like Felix, a
one-year-old orange Tabby
who was in need of emergency
sugery after being hit by a
car. Despite the pain from his
fracture, Felix was immediately
charming our staff and asking
for head rubs. After surgery,
experienced foster mom Betsy
Davis took this sweet boy in. His
playful side came out quickly,
and Betsy discovered how much
he loved ball toys and catnip.
He continued to shower all his
caretakers with affection as
he healed. This summer, Felix
found his forever home.
Please spread the word. If
you have an item or service that
you would like to donate, please
do! It’s not too late. Call 410-2358826, ext. 138 or e-mail [email protected]
Having fun,
and giving
back—that’s a
Maryland SPCA
leaders to
continue the
good work of the
Maryland SPCA.”
During Byron’s
nine-year tenure
at North Shore
Animal League
America, he
managed and
maintained a
three-year exclusive sponsorship with
Nestle Purina Pet Care Company valued
at $2.1 million; secured $1.3 million in
corporate support for,
North Shore Animal League America’s
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web portal partner; and lead the
training program for the Mutt-i-grees
Curriculum, a humane education
program used in 3,000 schools across
the country. Prior to this position,
Byron managed the major gifts and
planned giving for the organization.
A native of Bronx, New York, Byron
relocated to Baltimore with his wife
Aretha, a veteran New York City
corrections officer, two daughters
Maya and Caprice, and his seven-yearold Yorkshire Terrier Madison. We are
excited to welcome Byron to the MD
SPCA family!
Who is a Maryland SPCA Urbanite?
The Maryland SPCA Urbanites is a newly formed group of young
professionals, mobilizing the next generation of animal lovers to support
the MD SPCA’s mission of improving the lives of pets and people in our
As an Urbanite, you will have the chance to take part in some fun activities
throughout the year - but the greatest reward is that you will help
thousands of helpless and abandoned animals by giving them a
second chance at life!
Our next event:
Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. @ Silo Point Sky
Lounge, tickets $50 per person.
The happy hour will feature a Q&A
session, moderated by The Daily
Record’s Suzanne Fischer-Huettner,
with the Maryland SPCA’s new Executive
Director Byron Logan. Ticket includes
complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets and full event information:
(Use this link to also join the Urbanites team and email list!)
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Join in supporting the
Maryland SPCA through a
workplace giving campaign!
FOR EMPLOYEES: What is workplace giving?
Employer-sponsored programs that offer employees the
opportunity to make a
charitable contribution through payroll deduction. Workplace
giving offers hundreds of
choices so that employees can give to the charities and causes
they support.
Give your employees the opportunity to give back in a way that
can most benefit the
cause of their choice, as well as your corporate culture. A workpla
ce giving campaign
is an annual, employee giving charitable campaign. When
employees give through
their place of employment, it creates morale and fosters team
building. Employees are
given a chance to support the Maryland SPCA’s mission through
their workplace giving
United Way: 5838
Maryland Charity Campaign: 5838
Combined Charity Campaign (Baltimore City): 5838
Combined Federal Campaign: 16881
If you have questions or would like to learn more about
the program, please
contact Jennifer Mion at [email protected]
double your
dollar goes
as far!
Our 2nd Annual Fall Donation Match is Underway!
ou know the old phrase “puppy dog
eyes?” Well, if ever a puppy could
melt your heart with a single, sad look,
it was Hattie. She was only a baby when
someone dropped Hattie off at the
Maryland SPCA. At just six weeks old, she
was too young to live in a shelter.
A helpless newborn like her needs
extra love and care to survive. We
found a foster family who gave
Hattie the nourishment she needed
to grow and thrive. Two weeks
later, she came back to
the shelter to be spayed
and find a forever home.
Today, she’s not a sad
little puppy anymore.
Someone adopted
her — and now she’s
a happy, well-loved
member of the family!
Your gifts saved
Hattie’s life.
Right now, you
have an amazing
opportunity to
save twice as many
homeless pets in
our community! A
generous donor
— Eric DeCosta,
assistant general
manager of the Baltimore Ravens and
MD SPCA vice president of the board of
directors — has stepped forward and
offered to match your donation, dollarfor-dollar up to $5,000. Even as the
busy summer comes to a close, the MD
SPCA is filled with hungry and homeless
animals — and many need surgery or
other expensive, life-saving care. The
costs are enormous.
All you need to do is return the
enclosed envelope (stapled left) with
your best gift by October 1, 2015, or
donate online at
match to be part of this special match.
On behalf of Hattie and all the homeless
dogs and cats at the MD SPCA, we thank
you for your compassion. You’re making
a life-saving difference!
Here’s how it works:
• $25 will become $50
to provide food and shelter to
abandoned cats and dogs.
• $50 will become $100
to spay or neuter TWICE as
many pets so they can be
adopted into loving homes.
• $100 will become $200
to provide emergency surgery
to save the lives of rescued
Any amount you give will be
DOUBLED to save twice as
many pets’ lives, like Hattie.
Did you know...?
in New York City. Although they
make grants to some shelters, the
ASPCA is not the MD SPCA’s parent
We are a private, non-profit organization, organization and does not provide us
not a municipal or government agency.
with operating support. We rely on
We are not affiliated with the ASPCA,
private donations to feed and shelter
which is an animal welfare organization
the pets in our care.
Dear friends,
A year ago we came to the Maryland
SPCA to adopt a cat, preferably an
adult who had a history with dogs, but
my son wandered into the nursery and
found a sweet 10-week-old kitten. That
was it. Joplin (pictured below) came
home with us that day and has been
the best cat I could ever ask for. She
loves people, cuddles with us and even
tolerates her canine brother! Thank
you for our wonderful little fur-baby.
Sincerely, Donna Fox
our adop
s as sent to us from
A collection of
the pets!
a letter or two from
and sometimes even
Photo: Trooper (formally Brentwood) and his new human sister!
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Hi, Maryland SPCA!
Trooper (formally Brentwood) is doing
great! He’s loving his new home and,
in turn, we LOVE having him as part
of our family. He is obsessed with his
over-sized tennis balls, and loves to
play fetch with his dad. Trooper is such
a smart boy and he has been such a
blessing to our little family. Thank you
guys so much for allowing us to love
him! We have included a few pictures
of him (to the left and pictured above).
Sincerely, the Matthews family
Dear Maryland SPCA,
Just writing to let you know that Simba
(pictured above) is quite the love-bug,
and very playful for being a senior. He’s
doing great and made himself very
comfortable. As you can see, my
daughter gets all the kisses from him.
He is a wonderful addition to the
family. We just love him.
Sincerely, Fran Thompson
Hi, Amanda (adoption counselor)!
I wanted to let you know that GiGi’s
first vet visit went great! She (pictured
below) is loving life at home with me
and the kids. I swear she smiles when
we come home in the evenings! Her
favorite part of the weekend is her
morning ride to the running track for
exercise. She really enjoys any trip in
the car. Thank you for everything!
Sincerely, Tiffany Martin
not time to get up yet”, he goes to the
bottom of my bed until I get up and
feed him.
He loves to play, and we have enough
toys to open up a cat daycare. We are
so happy that we came in the day that
we did, as he is a perfect fit.
Thank you, Michelle Steedman
Dear Maryland SPCA,
Here’s a photo of Honey Bear (pictured
above). During her stay at the MD
SPCA her name was Bonnie Girl. I
am so lucky to have adopted such an
intelligent, eager-to-please sweetheart.
I just love her to bits! Honey Bear loves
camping, getting her sides scratched
and giving BIG kisses. She’ll forever be
in good hands.
Love, Savannah Smith
Hello, Maryland SPCA,
Max (pictured above) was such a good
boy on his first visit to the vet after
we adopted him. He sat right there
on the exam table just as still as could
be. My vet was hugging, kissing and
petting him—he was loving it. He has
adjusted very well to our home. In fact,
he adjusted very quickly. He runs the
show around here. He comes to my
bedroom every morning at 4:30 a.m.,
climbs right on top of me, and pushes
his head into my hand until I wake up,
and pet him. When I tell him “Max, it’s
Dear Maryland SPCA,
We just wanted to say Mocha (pictured
above) has settled in well! Vincent was
great to work with and he was exceptionally knowledgeable about the adoption process and issues that may arise
with Mocha. She is our new best friend
and every time we go out for a walk or
go to doggy daycare, she makes new
friends/admirers! We are head-overheels in love with her!
Sincerely, Jennifer Martin
Dear Maryland SPCA,
We adopted this gorgeous
guy from Project Adopt,
your satellite adoption
center in White Marsh
Mall, last November. We
have since adopted several
more. Luke (pictured left)
is an amazing cat and is
so loved and spoiled. He
loves the new additions
to the family and really
loves our dogs as well. He
spends half of his day with
the dogs and the rest of
the day with his feline family. Of course he is always
snuggling with his human
family as well.
Sincerely, Pam Arrington
She is very silly, barking at moths and other
small bugs, and throwing her Kong toy at us
whenever she wants to play. Nala and her dad
go on runs and hikes almost every day. She has
changed our lives for the better. Before adopting Nala, our family never realized how lovable
and cuddly pit bulls are. We are excited to
eventually adopt another pit bull brother or sister for Nala once we move into a bigger place.
Thank you for all that you do!
Sincerely, Morgaine Brunn
Submit your letters and
photos through our Facebook
page, by email to
[email protected] or in
the mail to 3300 Falls Road,
Baltimore, MD 21211.
We reserve the right to edit
submitted letters.
In Good Company
Does your employer match your
charitable donations?
Hi, Maryland SPCA!
We adopted Nala (pictured above)
from your facility one year ago, and it
has been an amazing ride ever since.
We have worked to get her socialized
and, while still a work in progress, she
now loves everyone she meets, and
greets them with kisses and kindness.
Many companies offer matching gift programs encouraging
employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of
these programs match contributions dollar-for-dollar, and
some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
Please check with your human resources department to see if
your company offers a matching gift program.
Need assistance? Contact our development department at
[email protected] or by phone at (410) 235-8826 x135
These gifts were made between May 1 and July 31, 2015. Names in bold are honorees.
n Memory of People
Albert “Russell” Whoolery - Kipany
Productions, Ltd., Givalike, Robert
Bethke, George Birkelien, Mandy Harris,
Frank Kanour, Bella Sheets, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Wrigley; Anthony Dulo and
Dakota - Smith & Downey, Timothy
Croke, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Gardner,
Sara Lanns, Elizabeth Oxendine, Wayne
Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Strubel,
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Weller; Arilim
Rosenberg - Laurie Russell; Audrie
Metzger - Clapp Communications,
Mid-Atlantic Food Trades Organization,
Lisa Ames, Jerry Cohen, Mr. and Mrs.
Sander Cohen, Michael Finkelstein,
Benjamin Green, Debra Green, Annette
Gregson, Brett Kelly, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Marks, John W. Plumhoff, Carmel
Roques, Florence Thaler; Belle Bloom Leslie and Harvey Goldman; Brigadier
General Elon John Farnsworth, Union
Army, Civil War - Margaret S. Johnson;
Bronislaus “Ben “ Glinski - Givalike,
Donna L. Dow, Sandra Mendoza, Debbie
Pasco, Carolyn Rzeczkowski; Carmen
Sorentino - Therese Sorrentino;
Claudia Fratta - Mr. and Mrs. Ernie
Swanson; Clio - B. Darlene Leubecker;
Denise Griffin - Amy Jenkins, Jennifer
and Orest Steciak, George M. Hamer
III; Donald and Sandra Pyle - Alex
and Ani LLC, Charity by Design; Eddie
Shapard - Ericka Croft; Elizabeth
Kirkman Parrott - Clifford C. Hall,
Katherine Storch; Erwin (Irv) Hamet Marilyn Blum, Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Even,
Kansas City Life Insurance Company;
Evelyn Johnson - Evelyn Johnson
Charitable Foundation Inc.; Frieda
Hammonds - Joy Gillespie, Arlene B.
Hammonds; Gary Shayne - The Living
Legacy Foundation, Mary Jo Bondy, Ms.
and Mr. Linda Field, Gail MansfieldBolling, Michael Peters-Rodbell,
Amanda Webb-Davidson; Gerald
Sklar - Delma Herskovitz; Gertrude
E. Cassidy - Richard Price; Hannah
Brown - Roberta and Robert Iber;
Helen Lears Rogers - Gorfine, Schiller
& Gardyn, P.A., Security Title Guarantee
Corporation of Balimore, Mr. and Mrs.
Brian W. Brooke, Steve Carlin, Mary F.
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Chrisley, Scott B. Ensor, Joseph Haskins,
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Hermann,
Jed Kirschbaum, Terry Kozel, Hillary
Kriss, Anne R. Mayne, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Moore, Carole Powell, Rachael
R. Reid, Phyllis A. Steiner, Margaret
T. Webb; Mom - Melanie Blanchard;
Mom - Lisa Hess; Jack Shanks (John
Paul Shanks) - Ryan P. Fisher; James
Granese - Dianne Patras; Janet Burns Givalike, Ray Dillon, Mr. and Mrs. James
E. Podraza; Jill Harsher Grempler Audrey Belsinger, Marilyn Klosko; Joe
O’Brien - Mary B. Schappeler, John J.
DeCarlo, Dr. Lawrence R. Page; Joseph
Prevo - Linda M. Prevo; Jurate (Judy)
Jaskulski - Ladies Auxiliary to Knights of
Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sweat;
Karen Berlin - Denise Abosch, Debra
L. Bowman, Carole Esterlitz; Kristin
Leigh Wisler - Towson Orthopaedic
Associates, P.A., Elizabeth A. Bloom,
Frank Corak, Elizabeth DenBleyker,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hall, Belinda
Johnson, Frank Langwith, Karen Logue,
Judith Murphy, Sharon Oshaughnessy,
Naomi H. Strolle, Mr. and Mrs. Paul W.
Szugaj, Jerry Thomason, Renee Trout,
Mr. and Mrs. David Wisler, Michael
and Maud Ziegler; Langdon “Larry”
Carico - Susan Pardew; Larry M.
Goldman - Leslie and Harvey Goldman;
Laura Ann Cook - PMES PTA, Barbara
J. Bucher, Kimberly Holthaus, Elizabeth
Korpela; Linda Mandel - Helen Baylin;
Louise Gold - Marjorie Gold, Michael
Weinstein, Lynne Elizabeth Toombs
Dowell, Givalike, Susan Bartels, Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Winkler; Margaret Helen
Meekins - Rosalie Coffman; Mary Kay
Mahota - Dr. John Fink; Michael B.
Carstens - Hwei-Ru Chen; Michael
Bromirski - Mrs. and Mr. Barbara
Freedlander; Kathy Henneberger - John
Carter; Murray Portney - Helen Baylin;
Noah Minkin - Norm and Carol Minkin;
Norma Rothermel - Matthew and Jill
Benicewicz; Richard Ennis - Murphy &
Falcon, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler,
Philip Bogart, Maria Demma, Shirley
McIntyre, Jennifer Schugam, Beth
Wybolt; Richard Kastendieck - Judith
Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. James Dibiasio,
Robin Foster, Jeffery Fox, Maxine
Grosshans, Carol Kastendieck, Lissa A.
Rotundo, Marianne and Gary Waugh;
Rin Wagner - Cynthia L. Appler; Sharon
Sann - Mr. and Mrs. John J. Baumann;
Shira - Susan Venick; Stephanie
McLaughlin - Lois Rachanow; Sylvia
W. Bershadsky - Edith A. Bershadsky;
Tammy Parys - Mr. and Mrs. Michael
A. Parys; Thomas (Tom) John Yensho
- Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Donald
Bateman, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Landefeld, Janet P. Moure, Marian
Prebis, Leni Tsottles; Vernice E. Cash
- Lori Scarbeau, Ashley Pope-Green,
Caitlin O’Neil; Vicki Margolis - Women’s
Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.,
Givalike, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Dolinar,
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Drechsler,
Barbara Ebert, Sharon A. Kroupa, Sheila
Margolis, Ellen Mendelsohn, Suzanne
P. O’Connell, Andrew Paladino, Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Steiger
Aliza Neulander - Andrew and
Michele, Rosenstein; Bailey Kantor
- Hyson S. Freiman; Becki and Steve
Gershman - Claire S. Hoffman; Ben
Sipola - Daniel K. Symonds; Bernie
Silverman - Benjamin Meltzer;
Beth Bachur and John Brakebill Wiltondale Improvement Association;
Cheryl Kaplowitz - Richard Bader;
Chuck Westerman - Mr. and Mrs. Brian
W. Brooke; Diane Nachtwey - Peter
Nachtwey; Dianne Harbin - Demetria
White; Doris Grant - Jordyn Manucci;
Dr. Joseph Bernstein - Shirley Chilcoat;
Dr. Karen Konkel - Sandy Daniels; Ed
Hankin - Susan Hanrahan; Edward
and Nina Vaughn - Victoria Greer,
Wayne Hough, Nick Urbonowicz,
Laura Viehmyer; Emma Heller - Daisy
Applefield; Jack Ziegler - Mr. and Mrs.
Frances Ziegler; John Schulze - John
F. Kraft; Josie Kaminski - Paul Clary;
Kathy Flann and Howard Yang Elisabeth Dahl, Michael G. Downs,
Beth Fredrick, Jocelyn Gilmour, Michael
Kimball, Brian Murray, Jennifer A.
Schwartz, Len Small, Michelle Tokarczyk,
Marion Winik, Dr. Rebecca Yang; Kathy
Kiselewich - Mary E. Ashton; Kimberly
Katz and David Brookshire - Alhena
Gadotti; Lilly Batten Lanham - John
Hollingshead; Linda Redmond - Paul
Redmond; Lisa Ruff - Vicki Margolis;
Marilyn Phillips - Natalie Staniford,
Mark and Joanne Pollak, Matthew
Bleach; Mark Behrens and Tina
Proveaux - Dave Imre and Tom Crusse;
Mary Ann Knapp - Robert Caperna;
Molly and Abby Bivens - Melissa
Bivens; Robert Greenfield - Barbara
J. Bonnell, Julian L. Lapides, Thomas
Spence; Rosemary - Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy A. Sparklin; Sasha Kostic Tracy L. Kartye; Saul Nachshen - Dr.
Judith A. Stamberg; Stacie Kovens Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benedict; Susan
Lancaster - Christine Gellert; Tiffany
Lake - Ann Paskoski; Tom Marshall Anne Cradduck
Boh - Mary W. Connelly; Carlos - Gloria
M. Germano; Heidi - Leslie Foglesong,
Jasmine, Susan Sachs Fleishman; Jen
and Thomas - Marlene E. Byron; Kitty
#1 - William A. Minster; Lissy and Mally
- Lynne Friedman; Lulu Belle - Ms. and
Mr. Nancy D. Reed; Marygold, Teddy
Bear and Peaches - Elfriede M. Ashton;
Misty - Barbara R. Cook; Mittens - John
S. Pawlowicz and Bonnie Miller; Rags,
Bobbie and Nusty - Audrey V. Crews;
Roman - Courtney Kinter; Sabrina
- Leroy and Bonnie Cummins; Sadie Raymond L. Hawkins; Sam - Eleanor W.
Prout; Sweet Pea - Barbara A. Blom;
Tee-Shirt - James King; Toot - Matthew
and Jill Benicewicz; Torti - Dr. Jennifer
Dear Sarah (director of development),
I just have to share a photo of our Hooper who we
adopted from the Maryland SPCA in 2001. Not sure
we will ever again have such a smart, loyal, gentle
pup. He was truly one of a kind. Thanks to the MD
SPCA for keeping him safe until he joined our family.
Best, Suzanne Fischer-Huettner
K. Wormuth; Velo - Mr. and Mrs.
Simeon Brodsky; Willough - Erica
Schoenberger; Abby - Cathy L.
Shipley; An Kur - Lisa Padian;
Asher - Laura Bogart; Bart Carol W. Tiffany; Barty - Linda L.
Decker; Bear - Paul Willhite; Bella
and Rosie - Frank Lehnhoff; Ben
- Chris and Jim Wright; Bentley
- Patricia W. Ward; Blackie and
Callie - John Clemente; Bobby
- Nick Greer; Bradley - Jamie
Brooks; Bradley - David M. Drake;
Bubba - Mary Lee Weichert;
Buddy Lee - Mara Watt; Bugsy
- Carol Diehle; Bugsy - Dorothy
Gill; Captain - Mrs. and Mr. Susan
C. Jhaveri; Casey - Jennifer Berk;
Casey - Mr. Randolph W. Brinton
and Ms. Hillary Michaud; Casey Gary B. Woodruff; Chelsea - Janna
Jacobs; Chessie - Martha Schmidt;
Chester - Hy Zolit; Chili Pepper
- Karen Boston; Cocoa - Anne
Connolly Keith; Cubbie - Carol
Mihm; Dachshunds - Marilyn
Moore; Daisy - Margot Bartosh;
Daisy - James and Deborah Cusick;
Dell - Deborah Absher; Dodger Phyllis E. Karppi; Eddie - Mary Lee
Weichert; Eve and Jojo - Ardelia
Lokeman; Fero - Laura Salikof;
Foxxy - Nurit Bor; Georgie - AnnSue Oppenheim; Haiku - Tonijala
Penn; Hooper - Suzanne FischerHuettner, Dave Imre and Tom
Crusse; Jackson - Jean Flory
Maurhoff; Jasmine - Susan Sachs
Fleishman; Jet - Rebecca M. Flynn;
K-9 Army - Toni G. Freeman;
Kimchi - Jocelyn Brooks; Kimchi
- Kristine Lawrence; Leela - Rich
and Julie Shetter; Licorice Maranda Kosten; Lilybelle - Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Constantine;
Loxley - Melissa and Thomas
Martin, Lucy, Denise Abosch; Lucy
- Carol Jones; Macy - Kelly Sage;
Maggie - Sandara Lucas; Maggie
- Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Saunders;
Maggie - Chris and Jim Wright;
Maggie - Gloria Jean Hammel and
Lynn A Shuppel; Mandy - Nichole
Komninos; Matty - Eleanor
Gorsuch; Micky and Cody Marsha Hughes; Missy - Jennifer
Berk; Molly - Lynn M. Riley; Molly
B - Karen Codichini; Molly McGee
- Gilbert and Leona Gruzynski;
Mort - Kathleen Ross; Muffin Rita Murphy; Ned - Dave Imre
and Tom Crusse; Tucker - Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Berman; Panda
- Janet Campbell; Penny - Ann M.
Bishop; Penny - Elizabeth Stadler;
Penny - Betty Rehmeyer; Pierre
- Sherry L. Rhodes; PJ - Matthew
and Jill Benicewicz, Rich and Julie
Shetter; Polo - Dr. Cheryl Matthias;
Pooty - Vonn Williams; Pumpkin
- Susanna Holm; Quentin
Tarantino - Brittany Clapp; Rascal
- Elizabeth Stadler; Rocky - Richard
Kendrick; Roxy Culotta - Lyndall
Jordan; Samantha and Wheeler
- Ty and Lynne Young; Schnapps
- Sandra Levin; Schnoops - Dale
Franke Sr.; Skye - Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy A. Sparklin; Spencer
- Ami Dougherty; Sugar and
Nash - Mary R. LaRosa; Tacho Angel Ruzicka; Teddy - Lynn C.
Karas; Trixi - Ms. and Ms. Kim
Schaefer; Tucker - Susan Gourley;
Tyler - Scott and Gwendolyn
Tate; Windsor - Suzanne Rom;
Woodstock - Hae Sook Lee; Zoe Hy Zolit; Zoey - Mary McCliggott;
BamBam and Chow Boy Barbara Piper; Beautiful - Sherri
Landauer; Bubble - Carol Coreas;
Charlie - Garry E. Hopple; Family
Pet - Rebecca E. Barker; Spunky Roberta M. Rigger
Abate Kittys - Sharon Abate; Mr.
Bingley - Elsie Freeman Finch;
Smokey and Mittens - Ralph
Bollinger, Wee Willie and Daisy
May, Anne A. Jamison; Barney Marsha Hughes; Beans - Mr. and
Mrs. John M. Reilly; Buddy - Scott
Armstrong; Chloe and Bishop
- Michael K. Feehely Jr.; Foster
Pet - Katherine A. Collins; Hobo
- Rev. William A. Collins; Homer
- Angelique Akers; Magnum and
Rudy - Rich Burgan; Missy - John
F. Scelsi; Natty Price - Shannon
Kibler; Orrie - Kelly A. Haskins;
Angel - Oriana Marzetti; Prince,
Tom and Angel - Kyong C. Bowen;
Rocco - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wilson;
Shana - Rosemarie Dempsey
Make a donation to the Maryland SPCA
in honor or memory of a person or pet by
visiting our website at or
call 410-235-8826 x136. For acknowledgment
cards and listing in our newsletter, a
the happy life of a
loved dog:
Sometimes the best way to ease the grief of losing a best friend is by
celebrating a life well-lived.
Dear Maryland SPCA,
In September 2002 our family adopted a 10-week-old puppy from your organization.
His shelter name was Gemini, but we fittingly renamed him Cyclone. At the time, I was
eight months pregnant, we had a six-year-old son, and this was our family’s first dog—
wow! And although we had our hands full, Cyclone was always loved, well cared for and
the center of our family. Today, we said goodbye to our boy with very heavy hearts. In
our grief, we thought the best way to honor Cyclone was to write to you and tell you
the happy story of his life.
My daughter was born just a month after we adopted Cyclone. And although he was
a crazy, active puppy, he always knew to slow down and be gentle around the baby.
Even through all the chaos of of having a puppy and a newborn, I kept the promise
I made to your adoption counselors when I told them I was going to give it my all.
Sometimes I needed a little reassurance and help along the way, so after a year, we
hired a fantastic dog trainer. What a difference
that made!
There was no way Cyclone ever thought for a
moment that he wasn’t a little human boy, and
that our son, Justin, wasn’t his brother. They
spent countless hours in the backyard, with
Justin convinced he had actually taught Cyclone
how to “play baseball.” And while he certainly
ruined many of the kids’ toys, they were always
the first to forgive him.
Over the years Cyclone went on many
vacations with us. He loved Grandma’s house
and a friend’s cabin on the woods of northern
Pennsylvania. Even with all of his doggie
friends, Cyclone always preferred to spend
time with his family. He was in heaven on
family movie nights when all of his humans
were gathered in one room for hours.
A little more than a year ago we noticed that Cyclone was having trouble with
his hips. He continued to thrive in many ways, but it was obvious he was slowing down.
He lost his playfulness, but never his affection. He was snuggled in our arms and gave
kisses right up until the very end. Today, we sent him on peacefully, all together as a
family. Thank you for putting us together. We’ve had many wonderful years.
Sincerely, Andrea, Clay, Justin and Kelly Allison
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