The mission of Maryland Votes for Animals, Inc. is to create and support humane legislation, to engage animal advocates, and to work with legislators to promote animal welfare in Maryland.

We are a collective voice, central organization, and social network of concerned citizens who will work to:

  • Reduce animal cruelty by promoting the passage of legislation to combat animal abuse in Maryland.
  • Promote the election of representatives willing to champion and vote for humane legislation for Maryland’s animals.
  • Champion issues and educational programs focusing on the humane treatment of all animals.
  • Encourage greater representation of animal advocates within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision-making process, including humane non-lethal alternatives to human/wildlife management issues.
  • Advocate for greater statewide funding and usage of non-lethal alternatives for wildlife management, pet overpopulation, and for promotion of humane free-range farming methods.

Featured Articles:

Maryland Votes for Animals 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up
2019: Another Year of Progress for Maryland’s Animals! With a historic number of new members in the 2019 Maryland General Assembly, we were faced with a challenge. We had 90 Read more.
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Stop Dog Breed Discrimination for Homeowner’s and Renter’s Insurance Policies in Maryland!
This bill prohibits an insurer from discriminating against certain breeds or mixed breeds of dogs in a homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. Getting homeowner’s and renter’s insurance can be difficult, Read more.
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Protect Unattended Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather!
HB 501 would establish minimum, commonsense protections for dogs by ensuring that they are not left outdoors and unattended during temperatures below 32 or above 90 degrees. Animal control officers Read more.
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Protect Maryland’s Animals by Strengthening Maryland’s Animal Sexual Abuse Law!
Did you know that it is not currently a crime in Maryland to advertise, traffic, or solicit animals for sex on the Internet? Sexual molestation of animals, like rape, involves Read more.