Our Mission

Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, whose mission is to change the lives of animals in need by rescuing them from undesirable or dangerous situations, providing loving homes, and any needed medical care (including mandatory spay/neuter).

 

We have a successful TNR (trap-neuter-return) program in place to limit the population and euthanasia of unwanted feral cats in the Southern Maryland area. 

 

Feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped (the universal symbol of a sterilized feral cat), and returned to their outdoor homes, where they are monitored by caretakers. Research has shown that, when correctly implemented, TNR stabilizes and reduces feral cat populations, eliminates undesirable behaviors associated with mating, and is more effective and cost-efficient than lethal control.

 

Healthy cats too wild to be adopted are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of volunteers or those people already feeding them.

 

When appropriate, we assist the community with trapping and also lend humane traps, with instructions, for the purpose of trapping, neutering, and returning feral cats to their outdoor homes, where they are monitored by caretakers.

 

Since 2013, we have spayed and neutered more than 600 feral cats, many during our spay and neuter clinics headed by Dr. Nancy McGuire.  Both Dr. Nancy McGuire and Dr. Michelle Quigley have graciously donated their time to perform these surgeries.  Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough to express our gratitude for all their expertise and time to accomplish such an amazing feat.  Also, many thanks to our clinic volunteers:  Cindy Sharpley, Damian Dobson, Laurie Ann Jenkins, Berta,  Rick, Tonya Jorgenson, Pat Parrish, Jenn Torney, Heather Young, Shelly Greene, Kelly Cerreta, LeeAnne Ayers, Carolyn Engleson, Julie Smith, and Angie Thetford. A special thanks to the Charles County Humane Society and Last Chance Animal Rescue for the use of their facilities.

 

We implemented our dog adoption program in 2015.  We have rescued two pups (Bonnie & Clyde) from the streets of Cairo, Egypt and networked with other rescues to coordinate their safe arrival here in the states, where they were fostered then adopted out to a wonderful family.  We pulled a great big teddy bear of a dog, Tinkerbell (aka Tinks), from Tri-County animal shelter who was a at risk dog that was an owner surrender.  Tinks too found a wonderful family and is now living large.  Another owner surrender, our pug Harper, also found a wonderful family who enjoys her cuddles and spoils her rotten.  These dogs were able to find loving homes because foster families were kind enough to open up their hearts and their home to welcome these beautiful unwanted four legged friends.

 

Board of Directors

Jenn Torney - President

Danielle Adams - Vice President

Jessi Eby - Secretary

Julie Smith - Treasurer

Dickie Smith - Security Advisor

Members

Jennifer Torney - Cat Adoption/Foster Coordinator

Julie Smith - Dog Adoption/Foster Coordinator

Donna Cobb - Dog Adoption Coordinator

Melissa Overmiller - Event/Fundraising Coordinator

Danielle Adams - TNR Coordinator, Animal Care Coordinator

Jeannie Weaver - TNR Coordinator

Alyssa Wright - TNR Coordinator

At-Large Members:  Patty Rickett, Shauna Kuykendall, Jenna Gass and Jenna Mattera