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Ways to Give or Donate to AWLFC


Donations + Memberships

Please consider making a gift today. Your Gift Matters!

How do we use donated funds?

We only use donated funds for hands-on animal care, i.e. veterinary treatments, food, medicines. We are an all-volunteer group so no monies are used for salaries. We do of course have operating expenses such as rent, electricity, and phone but we will not use your donation for any of these expenses unless you indicate otherwise.
All donations are tax-deductible and we will provide you with a receipt. Donate through Paypal TODAY!

Dollar Bill in Jar

We welcome in-person donations at our location. Your support helps us continue our mission of providing care and shelter to animals in Frederick County. Stop by to make a direct impact on the lives of animals in our community.

Make a donation by MAIL

If you are making a donation for a specific animal or program, please indicate the animal’s name in the ‘memo’ field.


Please make checks payable to Animal Welfare League of Frederick County and send to:

1202 East Patrick Street, Ste 13A
Frederick, MD 21701 

Become a MEMBER

Membership avails you to the latest information on AWLFC activities, volunteer opportunities, animal welfare and humane awareness. Your annual membership fee supports programs such as our spay/neuter clinic, foster care for cats and dogs, and our TNR program.


You may download our Membership Application or purchase your membership online:


Donate Your Time

“I want to help, but I can’t foster a cat or dog.”

Dog Owner

We need you!

As an AWLFC volunteer:


  • You have the opportunity to help educate pet owners about responsible pet care, including the importance of neutering and spaying to end overpopulation.

  • You have the ability to provide love and care for needy cats and dogs through our foster care program.

  • You have the ability to help Frederick’s residents to get access to proper and affordable veterinary care for their pets.


You are presented with these and many other opportunities to give of your time, energy, and talents to support the AWLFC’s mission. Get started by applying now!

Fundraising Event Support

Public Relations and Fund-Raising Support

AWLFC strives to raise public awareness of animal welfare issues within our community. Ongoing activities include community outreach at local events and advertising of special events, etc.


Volunteers are needed to assist with writing articles, distribution of materials, and other related activities. Volunteers are also needed to assist with research about grants and grant-writing. AWLFC is also looking for volunteers to contact businesses for corporate sponsorships for memberships and for special events. 

Office Support

In October 2009, the AWLFC opened a new office and small adoption center at 1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A, in the Eastgate Shopping Center.


Volunteer needs:

  • Weekend office hours for Food Bank, cat meet & greets, etc.

  • Weekly cleaning – vacuum and mop floor, light dusting, clean bathroom

  • Cat Care - We need cat care for our adoptable cats at our adoption center. We breakdown cat care into two shifts per/day, a am shift and a pm shift, seven days a week.

  • Washing, folding and putting away laundry (towels and blankets)

  • Digitizing certain paperwork and documents (office guide, voicemail guide, etc.)

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program

We are currently in need of volunteers to help with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program.


We are seeking passionate volunteers to join our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program! Our team is dedicated to managing feral cat colonies, providing them with daily care and medical attention, and spaying/neutering them as quickly as possible. If you share our love for animals and want to make a difference we would be honored to have you on board!

For more information on volunteering, please contact us at 301-663-5855 or via email at


Donate Supplies

It’s never been easier to give back!

Help our animals in need by shopping our Wish Lists on Chewy or Amazon to donate much-needed pet food and supplies directly to our organization.

Prefer to shop in store? Our Wish Lists include:


OkoCat, Paper pellet litter, Dr. Elsey’s Kitten Attract, Smart Cat.


Office Supplies

Printer paper, pet-friendly cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.

Shop Online

Animal Welfare League of Frederick County

Donate Your Car

Do you have a vehicle – car, truck, van, boat, RV, motorcycle, jet ski or snowmobile that you no longer use?

If so, please consider donating it to the Animal Welfare League.


CARS makes donating your car easy. We take care of everything from the pick-up and sale to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents. CARS is committed to treating every vehicle donor with gratitude and great service while delivering the highest possible returns to our partners. To date, CARS has returned more than $300 million to our nonprofit partners because of vehicles donors like you.

Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
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