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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

CN Advisory: High Concern

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County Inc.

8556 Davis Road Columbia, MD 21045
tel: (410) 465-4350   Web Site
EIN: 52-0594866


On April 9, 2018, The Baltimore Sun reported on the operations of Animal Welfare Society of Howard County Inc., a charity that has recently experienced a material diversion of assets, in an article titled, "Former head of Howard County Animal Welfare Society pleads guilty to theft." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Baltimore Sun article.

  • On August 13, 2018, The Howard County Times published an article titled, "Former Animal Society shelter leader sent to jail for theft." For more information, please see The Howard County Times article.

  • On May 13, 2019, The Baltimore Sun published an article titled, "165 animals removed from now-closed Columbia animal shelter." For more information, please see The Baltimore Sun article.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 52-0594866
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County Inc.
8556 Davis Road
Columbia, MD 21045
tel: (410) 465-4350
EIN: 52-0594866

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