Humane Society Office: 410-749-7603

Wicomico County Animal Control: 410-749-1070

Salisbury City Animal Control: 410-548-3165

Paws and Claws HSWC Newsletter

Paws and Claws HSWC Newsletter

We’re excited to re-vamp our Humane Society Newsletter! Paws and Claws will be published twice a year and sent out through email. Our newsletter used to go out quarterly, but since our social media and website are so active, we thought it’ll be bigger and better just twice a year. Paper copies will be available upon request.

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*Bring Home Happiness!*

This weekend, Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17, all adult cats are $0 and all adult dogs are $25!

We are beyond overcapacity – we only have 40 indoor dog kennels and over 60 dogs. We have had to give up our meet and greet room to use it to stack cats in crates. We have ZERO space! If you have considered adopting, now is the time that would help us and help these animals the most! Submit an application by Friday 9/16 to be able to take home a cat or dog this weekend.

If you’ve adopted from us in the past 30 days, and would like to add another furry friend to your home, then you’re already approved! Please feel free to call or email with any questions about any of our available cats or dogs, and we will be more than happy to help you find your new best friend!

Fosters Needed!

Our shelter is overcrowded and we are in desperate need of foster families. If you are interested in being our hero and becoming a foster, please fill out the application and send it to [email protected] .

We need fosters to take dogs on day trips too! If you’d like to take one of our shelter dogs for a day trip to Pemberton Park, Assateague, or for a sleepover in your home please fill out the foster application for approval to do so. Our dogs thrive physically and mentally when they spend time socializing outside of their kennel with kind, loving people.

You can find the Foster Application below and the Cat and Dog Adoption Applications on the Adopt pages.

News & Events

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Welcome to HSWC Dr. Jennifer Mahan DVM! Dr. Jen has signed on as our full-time Vet and we are so excited for her arrival. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. Georges University and has a background in shelter medicine. We will be offering well check days in the near future and she is offering to do a long list of surgeries for the general public at a lower cost. We are so happy to welcome her to our family.

Visit our adoption page to learn how to adopt one of these animals!

Shelter Items Needed

We currently need:


  • Knuckle bones- high need!
  • New fleece blankets for adoption bags ($3.50 from Walmart)- high need!
  • Pupperoni treats
  • Both wet and dry dog food
  • Toys



  • Kitten Chow
  • High quality wet kitten food (Iams, Merricks, Royal, Purina Pro- these help with GI issues)
  • Wet cat food (any type)
  • Dry cat food
  • Toys


Cleaning/Office Supplies:

  • Copy paper – HIGH NEED!
  • Clorox clean spray
  • Paper towels (Bounty or another sturdy type preferred)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Q-tips

Thanks for your support!

*We do accept blankets and towels. We do NOT accept pillows, bed pads, comforters, or anything with stuffing that the dogs can tear into.*