The Humane Society of the United States


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We work in Maryland to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Contact Us » Frequently Asked Questions » See Maryland News on Facebook » Contact Humane Wildlife Services »

  • Emily Hovermale is the HSUS Maryland state director. 

Contact Our Maryland State Director

A veteran of state-level government relations, and a volunteer for animal shelters and sanctuaries, Emily Hovermale is the Maryland state director.
contact the state Director » Resources for animals in Maryland »


Take Action
  • Speak up for dogs and cats in Maryland laboratories

    Although Maryland generally prohibits the private possession of certain dangerous wild animals—big cats, bears, and primates—a loophole in the law allows many unqualified facilities to keep and breed these dangerous animals in unsafe, cruel conditions simply by obtaining a USDA license.


  • Get Mobile Alerts

    Text HSUSMD to 30644 to receive text alerts from The HSUS with ways to make a critical difference for animals in Maryland. (Message and data rates may apply.)

  • Volunteer for the Animals

    From helping animals at our care centers, to assisting the HSUS Animal Rescue Team, to organizing community outreach, there are many ways you can volunteer. Learn More »