Chesapeake Cats and Dogs: A life of love and dignity for all animals

Fall Open House: 11/4

Fall Open House: We invite you to tour our facility, meet our staff & volunteers, and visit our adoptable animals. Learn how you can get involved with CCAD by volunteering, fostering, adopting, supporting, or simply sharing our needs! Well-behaved humans and leashed dogs are welcome! Saturday November 4th from 12-3PM. Tree of Life Pet Sanctuary, 326 Wye Mills Rd., Queenstown, MD 21658. Refreshments, baked goods, CCAD gear, and pet supplies for sale! width=

We invite you to tour our facility, meet our staff & volunteers, and visit our adoptable animals.

Windows of the Past: Art Auction

Thanks to all who helped make this event such a success!

Windows of the Past: Art Auction, Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; Queen Anne's County Arts Council
206 S Commerce St, Centreville, Maryland 21617

Strut Your Mutt: 10/7

October 7th, 9am to 1pm: Best Friends Animal Society STRUT YOUR MUTT

Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland

Folks all across the D.C. Metro area raised more than $70,000 for the animals during last year’s Strut Your Mutt. Together, let’s raise even more during this year’s event!

The D.C. Metro Strut Your Mutt is more than a charity walk or dog walking event. It’s a fun-filled festival for all ages (both human and canine). Register for the city’s Strut Your Mutt today and help raise money for pets in the D.C. Metro area and beyond.

Click here to join or support our team!

Fall Basket & Bag BINGO: 9/17

Thanks to all who helped make this event such a success!

September 17th, 12pm to 5pm: Fall Basket & Bag BINGO, American Legion, Stevensville, MD 21666. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Admission includes: 20 Regular Games of 9 card bingo sheets. All Longaberger baskets and Designer bags (Michael Kors, Coach, Vera Bradley, Thirty-One, etc.) are filled with prizes and goodies! There will also be 20 Door Prizes, Raffles, Chinese Auction, and a 50/50 cash drawing available. Food items and sweets from our bake table are available for purchase. Donate any size container of SCOOPABLE cat litter and receive TWO extra door-prize tickets at check-in!

Poseidon: The Bay Bridge Kitten

Poseidon, the kitten rescued after being thrown off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, with his new family. This tragic story has a happy ending!

A well-known local waterman played the hero, rescuing a kitten and providing a happy ending in one of two animal cruelty cases here last week.

Calvert “Butterball” Thompson Jr., who is safety boat captain for The Markmen Co. which is working on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, was on his way in to pick up an inspector near the end of the day Friday afternoon, March 17. He said he came in a little bit differently and saw what he first thought was a muskrat swimming around one of the concrete piers.

He moved his boat closer to see what it was and realized it was a small, black kitten.

“It was swimming for all it was worth and kind of over on its side. It was meowing at the top of its lungs. It was pretty much on its last legs,” he said.

Thompson tried to catch the kitten with his hands, but couldn’t get a hold of it, so he used a dip net to scoop the kitten from the chilly Bay waters about half a mile from the shore at Sandy Point State Park under the three-lane span of the bridge.

The kitten couldn’t have survived much longer in the cold water, he said. “I’m just glad I was there when I was, the right place at the right time.”

Both Thompson and the Chesapeake Cats and Dogs animal rescue group think someone tossed the kitten from a moving car as they crossed the bridge.

Read more here.

This tragic story has a happy ending! Poseidon has been adopted and has fully recovered from his trauma.

Please click here to help us save more lives like Poseidon’s!