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Events - Volunteers Needed!

Many Ways to Participate with us -
Sew pillows, comforters, etc.
Crochet balls, squiggles
Nursery, give love and attention, feeding, litter
Staff tables at events, lots of events coming up this summer
Pass out flyers
Help with the Newsletter, Website
Call for details, join as a volunteer via website

Upcoming Events
Supply drives at grocery stores
Adoption events
Stuffed toy drives
Back to School Event
National Night Out
Spring Yard Sale


What is Cause for Paws Cares?

We are a non-profit charity of dedicated volunteers.  We believe in education, prevention, and rescue.  Our success is due to our passion and commitment.

Donations to Cause for Paws Cares, Inc. may be tax deductible; check with your accountant. Our IRS number is 47-1824249 Cause for Paws Cares Inc.

While we serve the Bowie area primarily, we have been know to assist in other communities.


Carla Kitty Co-Hosts Storytime

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors and donors are the mainstay of our nonprofit organization.  We offer promotional opportunities galore to our sponsors.  Read the details at the Sponsor webpage


Please order through Amazon com and have shipped to us at Cause for Paws Cares. Or if purchased locally, telephone and we will pick up! 301-980-0444 Connie

  • Purina ONE Tender Selects Blend with Real Chicken Dry Cat Food
  • Clump Litter any brand
  • Temptations Tasty Chicken Treats, the kitties love these

Sewing Project!! HELP US Raise Money

2017 Kennel Comforter Update

Donation to the P.G. County Animal Shelter

  Click picture for Video!

WOW and you thought we didn't need you anymore.  Well, we need you still and we hope we can count on you again for this new project.

So many citizens happen to see the comforters and they kept asking if they were for sale.  Unfortunately we said no but that made us think that this would be a great project to sell at some upcoming events as a fundraiser to help us with our vet costs and pet supply cost so........

We have purchased some very cute fabric to make the comforters and now we need you to help us.  We need cutters and sewers.  Please let me know what you would like to do.  We don't plan on having a lot, just a few to test the waters.  The first event will be "Walk for the Animals" on April 30th at Quiet Waters  Park in Annapolis.

Please contact me as soon as possible so we can get this project started. Thanks so much for anything you can do for the animals.

Connie Carter
Cause for Paws Cares, Inc.

Become a volunteer member - join us

Volunteers Needed!

  Members needed to provide critical services like transportation.
  Members needed to assist with education and outreach efforts. 
  Members needed to staff exhibitor booths at events (lots of fun!).
  Members needed to care-take for community cat colonies.
  Members and supporters of all ages are welcome.

FREE for Life


  • Pet Chip Registry. Any Chip Mfr.

Bowie T-N-R

Community Cats

     Community cats are free-roaming cats seen in communities nationwide. These cats are stray, lost or abandoned. Some may be friendly, though many are unsocialized, feral and cannot be adopted.
     The City of Bowie adopted Resolution R-70-14 on November 17th, 2014 endorsing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) as the best non-lethal program for resolving community cat issues. The City supports the efforts of local participants performing TNR toward reducing the community cat population.

Maryland County Laws Feral Cats

As of June 2015, Maryland surveyed the counties to produce the report linked below (PDF format).  Prince George's County begins on page 43.

Maryland County Laws Regarding Feral Cats

Bowie, the city, was originally called Huntington City. In 1880, the Maryland legislature changed the name to Bowie in honor of Oden Bowie who was the president of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad.

About the Kitty Caregiver Meetings

We hold bimonthly Caregiver Meetings at convenient locations in Bowie, such as the Bowie Gymnasium (4100 Northview Dr., Bowie, MD 20716), or the Bowie Kenhill Center (2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie, MD 20715).    During these meetings, we discuss rescues, our work with community cats and colonies; upcoming Bowie Cause for Paws events; results of the adoption shows and other events; network on best practices; share details of our experiences as caretaker; and much, much more.  If you sign up as a volunteer, or as a caregiver, we will email a reminder prior to each meeting.  Meeting hours are normally 7-9pm.

One of the recent rescues, Beauty.

Painless Way to Donate- Amazon!

If you shop through Amazon.com, here is a painless way to donate to Cause for Paws Cares, Inc. Purchase through the AmazonSmile link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1824249. It brings you to the same Amazon store that you are familiar with AND Cause for Paws Cares, Inc. receives a percentage from Amazon as a donation to us based on your purchases.  Read our "Need List" for ideas to donate to the kitties.

Board of Directors


  Connie Carter 

Board Members

  Barbara Lewis

  Susan Maturo, DVM

  Teri McGinn

  Carol Paterick


Co-hosts Carter and Kate help Miss Connie read books and help teach humane education.  April 2016


Connie and Timmy

Full Story: Finding a Forever Home


Ms. Kitty having fun with the kids at the Bowie Back to School Bash, Saturday August 2015


Connie with doggies ready for adoption.
Wednesday January 27, 2016

Video - educating children

Keep Them In Your Heart, Song by Scott McGinn for Cause for Paws

VIDEO - educating children


Story time Cable Show January 2016


We are a nationally recognized Nonprofit Charity, 501(c)(3), focused on pets and community animals.


We interact and work with the City of Bowie Animal Control, Prince George's Animal Management, veterinarians and animal hospitals, animal adoption and shelter centers, and local residents for animal wellness, protection, rescue, and adoption.


  • The cost to taxpayers is staggering.  By helping us, the taxpayer burden is reduced.
  • Education on community animals is virtually non-existent. Our education and outreach programs impact many lives - both animal and human.
  • Seniors, families with reduced and little income, neighbors and friends, are surprisingly not aware of  help close-by or feel shame in asking.  Our assistance is deeply passionate and far reaching.

We need volunteers and we need donations. Either or both are appreciated.  Donations can be goods or money.

Contact Us

Office: +1 (301) 980-0444

eMail: causeforpaws70@yahoo.com

Serving primarily in the Bowie, Maryland area.


Webmaster Carol Paterick


DISCLAIMER: Cause for Paws Cares maintains this website as a service to the public.  Cause for Paws Cares is not responsible, and expressly disclaims all liability for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site.  We periodically update the information in the site, however, no guarantee is given; always check with a veterinarian for current information .  This website may contain links providing access to other internet resources;  Cause for Paws Cares is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained on other sites.  Any and all content of this site is the property of Cause for Paws Cares and shall not be reproduced, copied, distributed or sold without express written permission.  Contact causeforpaws70@yahoo.com for more details or write to Connie Carter,  President, Cause for Paws Cares, Inc., 12100 Rustic Hill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
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