Humane Society Office: 410-749-7603

Wicomico County Animal Control: 410-749-1070

Salisbury City Animal Control: 410-548-3165

Thank you so much to our community for nominating our shelter as “Best Local Charity” and our volunteer, Steve Franklin, as
“Best Local Charity Volunteer” for Best of Coastal Style. We are so excited and hopeful we will win this for another year!
To make that happen, we need your help! Please vote for our shelter (one vote allowed per email) and Steve under the Wicomico County
“Coastal Style Honors” category. We have until May 31st to get all of our votes in. If you support what we do, or you have adopted an
animal from us, please take a quick minute to vote. Every vote counts and we would really appreciate it! Thank you!
Link to vote (under Wicomico County, Coastal Style Honors, & scroll down to our categories): Best of Coastal Style 2022

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.

Sign up below to keep up to date with all the great things happening at the shelter!

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:


  • Kuranda dog beds
  • 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 for adoption bags



  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR and Breeder’s Edge preferred, but any brand works)
  • Heating discs for bottle babies
  • Wet kitten food (any type)
  • Wet cat food (any type)
  • Kitten chow 
  • Dry cat food
  • Toys


Cleaning/Office Supplies:

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

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.*

Fill it out the form here!