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Waived Adoption Fees for Felines Across Maryland

Beginning July 1st through July 31st, Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) Shelters along with participating animal shelters across the state of Maryland will be waiving adoption fees for felines with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 unwanted cats and kittens across the state.


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The Maryland 2,000 is presented by the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA). In order to better serve the animals and people of the Baltimore community, the major animal welfare organizations in Baltimore— Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society and the Maryland SPCA, came together to form BAWA in 2008. The founding organizations work together to save animals’ lives. Joint efforts include adoption events, spaying and neutering animals, and transporting animals in need from one shelter to another so that fewer pets are euthanized.


2019 Participating Shelters