Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue was founded in 1976, by Grace Froelich as a result of being given the alternative to either give up her beloved cat or face eviction. Grace’s philosophy is that an animal is a companion pet that is a member of the family, and deserves the same respect and considerations.

So, faced with that decision, Grace went to look for a new home, one where she would not have to make a choice to give up her pet. She bought a place, now affectionately nicknamed the “farm”. After she bought her new home, the strays started showing up. A dog here, a cat there. She would feed them and let them stay. She felt strongly that they should never be homeless again. She eventually moved to adopting out some of them if she knew a good home looking for a new pet. And that is how it started. Animal Rescue, Inc is set up to a forever home for the homeless. Grace stands by her initial mission that they will never be homeless again. There will always be a home at the farm for them. Hopefully, they will find a conventional home to be a part of a loving family but if they never find a home, they can live as part of the Animal Rescue family.

Animal Rescue is dedicated to these animals that are waiting for a home or never find a home.

Animal Rescue, Inc. consists of two locations: A cattery in the Putty Hill area of Baltimore MD, and a 33 acre farm located in PA at the MD border just off route I-83.

At any one time we have approximately one hundred dogs and several hundred cats between our locations; most of which are available for adoption. Animal Rescue services the greater Baltimore MD – York PA area. Animal Rescue is a “shelter for life” for stray and abandoned animals.

Animal Rescue, Inc. does not normally accept personally owned, unwanted pets. Most of our residents are rescued strays.

Pets that were used to having their own home, a place to sleep, and their own food bowl do not do well in a facility such as ours. All our residents are given the best possible care to allow them to live out their natural lives. No animal is put to death because of medical expenses or the inconvenience of care.

One of the major objectives of Animal Rescue is to find loving, responsible homes for its residents.

Of course, for all of this to work one of the most important aspects of Animal Rescue is our network of volunteers. Many of these volunteers give up their days off to donate their time caring for the residents at the facilities. There are many things that need to be done at an animal shelter. Cleaning up after the animals, writing newsletters, accounting, answering phones, and data entry are ust a few.

Animal Rescue also promotes spay/neuter programs (we also run our own low cost program for those in need), and operates a Crisis Intervention Program which keeps the human/animal bond intact by providing assistance to the elderly, sick, and the infirm.

From Baltimore, MD
–Take I-83 Northbound to exit 36.
–At the top of Exit 36, Turn Right onto Route 439
–Where 439 ends, make a Right on Route 45.
–Travel to the first traffic light (There will be a firehall on the –right).
–Turn right at light onto Freeland Rd and go over I-83.
–Make a left onto Preston Road (the first left)
–Go down to the stop sign.
–At the stop sign, make a right onto Heritage Farm Drive.
–The first driveway on the right is Animal Rescue.

From York, PA
–Take I-83 Southbound to exit 37 (Exit 37 is the first exit in Maryland, right as you cross the MD/PA line)
–At the top of exit 37 make a sharp left on to Freeland Rd and go over I-83.
–Make a left onto Preston Road (the first left)
–Go down to the stop sign.
–At the stop sign, make a right onto Heritage Farm Drive.
–The first driveway on the right is Animal Rescue.

From Bel Air, MD
–Follow 23 North (Keene Dodge is on this route) to Route 439
–You will make a left onto Route 439.
–Follow 439 until it ends (approximately 7 miles)
–Where 439 ends, make a Right on Route 45.
–Travel to the first traffic light (There will be a firehall on the right).
–Turn right at light onto Freeland Rd and go over I-83.
–Make a left onto Preston Road (the first left)
–Go down to the stop sign.
–At the stop sign, make a right onto Heritage Farm Drive.
–The first driveway on the right is Animal Rescue.

Location

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday1:00pm – 3:00pm

Sunday - Walk-ins