The team at Antietam Humane Society has worked tirelessly this year to save as many pets as possible and we could not have done it without people like you supporting our lifesaving efforts. As we started the year, we knew we needed to continue to do everything we could to meet the needs of the homeless pets in our community that needed us.

Well, we did it! This year continued to bring challenges that we did not anticipate and I am proud to say, we cared for well over 950 animals so far in 2023! That is on par with the number of animals at this time in 2022. None of this would be possible without people like you who support us. Your generosity has not only saved lives, but you made my team and I feel supported as we work through the day to day challenges that are often times, quite emotionally difficult.

Through adoptions, transports, spay/neutering, vaccine clinics, fosters and volunteering and so much more – our team is working to maximize your donations so that we can continue to help pets that need us. Here are just a few examples of what you helped us accomplish this past year:

  • You helped us save Jax who was brought in as a stray in July. Jax was severely emaciated and had pressure sores on his body. He was desperate for help after having been starved and neglected, weighing in at half the weight he should be. Because of you, we could save Jax. This sweet boy is now thriving and ready to find his forever home!
  • You supported our vaccine and spay/neuter clinic. In 2023, so many pet parents throughout our community needed help to provide care for their pets and thanks to you, we provided care to more than 550 pets in our community.
  • Your continued support helps us to adopt. We have adopted out 281 dogs and 448 cats so far this year, with more leaving each day! That is up from 200 dogs in 2022 and on par to adopt out the same number of cats as last year, which was a record breaking 572! All our animals leave the shelter spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for parasites. We also care for any known medical conditions that the animal either arrives with or comes down with during their stay in the shelter, ensuring that the animals are as healthy as possibly prior to entering their forever home. Adoption fees are at a very reduced cost for the adopter considering the services provided to each animal, ensuring as many animals as possible find loving homes.

As we reflect on 2023, we are proud of what we accomplished and all the lives that we saved, but the need continues to grow. We want to be there to help the pets and people that need us in 2024 – will you join us?

Will you consider making a special gift for the animals? Please use the enclosed envelope or visit to help us care for even more animals in 2024.

We wish you all the best this holiday season.