Our medical expenses are high.
Medical care can amount to hundreds, if not thousands, of
on our dogs' injuries from accident, abuse or neglect. All
donations are spent on the
animals in our care, with only a minor portion (less than
3%) allocated to necessary
administrative expenses (postage, photocopying, insurance,
Our administrative costs are minimal.
We do not have any paid employees. We do not have a
shelter. We do not have an office. We do not send out
solicitation mailings, greeting cards, calendars, or address
labels. All we have is this web site and a number of
dedicated volunteers working out of their homes.
Donated funds are used primarily for vetting our rescued
In most cases, the adoption fee collected does not cover
the full expense of vetting the dog. All of our dogs are
spayed or neutered, up to date on all recommended vaccines,
heartworm negative, and on monthly heartworm preventative.
Some dogs require even more expensive treatment and/or
medications. All of our dogs receive the best veterinary
care for as long as they are with us. You can help by
paying for a spay or neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination,
or whatever you can afford.
You might like to sponsor one of our "Special Needs"
We occasionally take in dogs that receive treatment for
over and above the usual veterinary exams and vaccines that
all of our dogs receive.
Your donations could help a dog with a chronic illness, a
disability that makes
adoption impractical, or a senior dog with only a short time
remaining to live
out their life with the foster family that opened their home
and hearts to the dog. Continuing treatment and care for
dogs past their prime can go on for a long time and be very
expensive, but these animals were abandoned before, and
CCDAL will not abandon them a second time.
Your generosity will help us to help them.
Please consider sending us a donation today. Make your
payable to "CCDAL" and mail it to
the CCDAL Treasurer, 10420 Tullymore Drive, Adelphi MD
You may make your contribution in honor of, or in memory of,
a friend, family member,
or pet if you wish.
We list all of our donors on our Honor Roll as
For ways other than direct donation, check out
Ways to Donate