The AWLFC is also raising money by holding their first annual Paws and Claws 5K run and one mile walk in June.
What started as a small group of animal lovers has grown into Frederick County’s largest volunteer no-kill rescue shelter.
The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) provides foster care for cats and dogs and then places them in a permanent homes. Tricia Glass, with the non-profit organization, said the community has showed great support.
"Everything that comes in is complete donation from the community, from our food bank to donations. We just had a cat that was in dyer need of surgery and it was all over our Facebook page, Felix, people donated a significant amount of money to get that surgery for him," Glass said.
The organization also needs help in other ways.
"One of the biggest things we need right now is foster parents for the cats and dogs. Any amount will help, if you can do for just a couple weeks, that’s great, and if you can have animals coming in and out, that’s even better," Glass said.
Donations are also accepted. Items needs include: litter, food, office supplies, and gently used towels. The shelter also accepts volunteers to assist in many ways.
On Saturday June 29th, the AWLFC is holding their first annual Paws and Claws 5K run and 1 mile walk. The run starts at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. All four legged furry friends are invited. The cost is $25.00 and registration is now open. More information can be found at http://www.awlfc.org