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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Fosters Needed!

Kitten season is here and we are in desperate need of fosters for kittens, bottle babies, and mothers with litters. If you are interested in being our hero and becoming a foster, please fill out the application and send it to adopti[email protected]!

If you would like to contribute financially to help with the cost of the kittens medical needs, we would graciously accept cash, checks, card payments over the phone, or through the PayPal link on our website.We are in need of Purina Kitten Chow, Miracle Nipples, milk replacer, and cat toys. Please see our Chewy and Amazon Wishlists to order these items. 

We need fosters on deck for our pups too! If you’d even 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. The more time our dogs spend out of their kennel the better!

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

News & Events

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We are participating in a Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser this holiday season! We are taking pre-orders now for gift cards featuring our shelter dogs. If interested, come out to our shelter or give us a call to 410-749-7603 to pay with a credit card. We will receive 15% of all sales so grab one as gifts for all of your loved ones this year! Once we receive the gift cards, you’ll pick yours up at the shelter. The last day to order is Tuesday 12/14. We also have vouchers for one dozen rolls for $5! Head to the Event Calendar to learn about our fundraiser with Barnes & Noble!

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:


  • Toys – check out Spots’ Best Durable Chew Toys!
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Pupperoni treats
  • Peanut butter



  • Toys
  • Litter boxes
  • Temptations treat
  • Double & single food bowls


Cleaning supplies:

  • Fabuloso
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Liquid laundry and dish detergents

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*