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Bowie, MD 20718
(301) 262-6452
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Prince
Georges
Feral
Friends,
SPCA



Please Note: Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA is the only non-profit organization in Prince Georges County, Maryland that deals exclusively with feral cats and has a non-lethal program. We are NOT the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince Georges County. What Is An SPCA?

Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA
has filed suit against
Prince Georges County.

Charges include
Unconstitutional enforcement of the Animal Control Statute,
Faiure to produce and follow Regulations, Policies and Procedures, and
Violations of the Maryland State Open Meetings Act.

All you ever wanted to know about
PGFF SPCA vs. Prince George's County

At the Candidate Forum,
in June 2010,
Mr. Baker promised,
FOUR TIMES,

that he would
"get the right people
working in the shelter."


Click here to tell Mr. Baker that ...


It's time to
"Remove the
Dishonest, Insubordinate, and Incompetent
Rodney Taylor
from Animal Management."

Please sign the petition, and then please
follow up with a letter or a phone call
to ...

Rushern L. Baker III, County Executive
County Administration Building, Suite 5032
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3070

(301) 952-4131

Please help us to create a
positive environment in Prince George's County
for animals and people.

There are many ways that you can help us in this legal challenge against the abuse of citizens of the county, and their animal friends.
Click on the icon to the left to see some options.
Thank you!




Videos and Links for all Compassion Watch Episodes




Holistic Health Care for Pets
Summer Courses

Holistic Health Care
Nutrition
Homeopathy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Reiki

Click here for more information, the course calendar, course descriptions, and to register online. Books may also be purchased online.


Prince Georges County
Feral Cat Summit 2007

The First-ever Feral Cat Summit in Prince George's County was held on October 14, 2007. CLICK HERE to check out the program.


Click here to see
The 2006 Awareness Survey
and Compassion Scorecard



Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA is a group of people in and around Prince Georges County, Maryland, who are concerned about animal overpopulation and the wellbeing of feral cats in the area. Our activities include trapping, spay/neuter as well as other medical attention, and either returning the cats to a managed colony or, preferably, domesticating them and adopting them into good homes.

The care that we give our Feral Friends is based on a holistic approach to good health. We believe that the first line of defense against illness is good diet so we feed our cats only all-natural foods. We attempt, whenever possible to use natural treatments such as herbal or homeopathic medicines. We limit the use of antibiotics and other harmful chemicals.

Prince Georges Feral Friends is incorporated in the state of Maryland and is recongnized by the IRS as a non-profit organization.

You may have come to this page because you are concerned about feral cats. Even if you have no idea what to do, come with us and we will teach you how to rescue feral cats.

We can help you in many ways:

  • Planning a feral cat rescue project
  • Building a project team of neighbors or group members
  • Trapping
  • Facilitating veterinary care
  • Raising funds to pay for veterinary care
  • Managing a feral colony
  • Socialization
  • Good nutrition for healthy cats
  • Fostering in your home
  • Going to adoption fairs

P.G. Ferals is an organization of volunteers. You can also help us in a number of ways. We have a variety of tasks that need to be done to promote the humane rescue of feral cats and the use of natural health care and grow the organization. Each person commits time and other resources as he or she chooses. There are no requirements, no obligations. All efforts are appreciated, both by the other members of the group and by our guest cats.


Are you aware of " The Link"? Read about it Here.


Freeroaming Cats In Your Neighborhood?
Please read more about this situation, Here.


Feral Cat Rescue -- Read about the P.G.F.F. Program, Here.


Cat Adoptions -- Help P.G.F.F. save a life by giving a cat a home.

You may also have come to this page because you are looking for a companion cat to adopt. We have found that formerly feral cats can make the most loving pets of all. It seems that they understand what they have been rescued from and appreciate your attention all the more.

Some of the cats that we have rescued are available for adoption. You can visit with us at one of our regular adoption fairs at local PetCo stores, or visit PetFinder.Org and meet some of our cats.



(Click to see our cats.)


Read our Adoption Contract .

Speak to P.G.F.F. volunteers and meet the cats at one of our regular adoption fairs:

Click on "Events" on the sidebar to see the currently scheduled events, including Adoption Fairs.



Regularly scheduled Meetings and Workshops:

P.G.F.F. Introduction/Orientation Meeting is held, whenever possible, on the second Sunday of the month.

Come, introduce yourself, and find out what P.G.F.F. is all about:

Get involved with P.G.F.F. The best way to start is to attend one of our informal introductory meetings. These are regularly held on the second Sunday of every month, at various locations around the county. Look at the Notes.


See the schedule at the bottom of this page for upcoming meetings and their locations.

Other training sessions:

(These workshops are held on an on-demand basis. If you would like to attend one of these workshops, let us know. When enough people want to learn, we will hold the workshop.)

To Be Announced:

How to feed the best diet on the least money

How to build inexpensive shelters. Look at the Notes.

Other workshops offered on demand:
(See the schedule at the bottom of this page for the dates and locations.)

Hands-on Trapping Techniques.

We discuss the process of humane trapping: planning and coordinating a trapping session, what to take with you when you go trapping, setting the trap, and handling the trap after you've got your cat. (We are planning trapping projects that will take place in the near future. Anyone who would like to be involved could benefit from this session. Look at the Notes.

Feral Cat Socialization Techniques.

We tell you how you can start with a feral cat that has been trapped and have the best success in transforming him into a lovable companion. There are a lot of tips that we can give to improve your chances. We will discuss the equipment that you will need to do it, and talk about safety -- both for you and the cat.

Hands-on Basic Cat/Kitten Care.

We bring together a lot of really simple techniques that a foster or caretaker can use to help keep cats healthy. These techniques are based on the P.G.F.F. policy of using holistic health care whenever possible. Many of these you will never hear about from your vet. (Anyone interested in doing cat/kitten visiting/care will learn what is needed from this session.)

To receive email notices of other training sessions, join the list below under "For more information".


Nathan Winograd Responds

Nathan Winograd, formerly of San Francisco, turned five people and three traps into 1,100 users of the SPCA's TNR program. With over 10,000 surgeries, the feral death rate at the city pound dropped by over 70%.

Read Nathan's Answers to important questions.



P.G.F.F. volunteers attend the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Convention, 2003, in Durham, NC.

Report from Durham, NC.


Explore the currently available volunteer opportunities.

To receive email notices of new opportunities, join the list below under "For more information".


For more information:

Here is a brief statement of the Standard of Care that we follow. Read about our policies for fostering, how we treat some basic illnesses, and how we select commercial pet food.

Click on Links to Other Resources for books and web pages that have related information.

You can add your email address to the list to receive notices of P.G.F.F. meetings, training classes, and volunteer opportunities. (You will receive only one message every week or two. There is no obligation and you can unsubscribe at any time.)

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Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA has an Award Winning Web Site!

Prince Georges Feral Friends, SPCA has won the "Friend Of The Ferals" Award from "Love For Animals" .



There are many ways that you can help us financially.
Click on the icon to the left to see some options.
Thank you!



Prince Georges Feral Friends is a member of:


Prince Georges Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Prince Georges County Human Services Coalition

We partner with:


Associated Black Charities

We also cooperate with and support:


The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

The National Center for Homeopathy




P.G.F.F. Logo donated by Iconix Digital Arts



Highlighted News
See all of our news!
PGFF Sues County -- Friday July 9th, 2010
Cold Weather -- Sunday January 31st, 2010
DOUBLE your giving! -- Monday September 21st, 2009
Violence Prevention -- Saturday April 1st, 2006
Collaboration -- Saturday April 1st, 2006