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Paws for a Cause
The 17th Annual Charity Night & Silent Auction

The 17th Annual Paws for a Cause Charity Night & Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Baltimore Spirits Company. This event will benefit the B-More Dog, ASHA Maryland Animal Save Haven & Adoption (ASHA), and Furry Friends Network

B-More Dog's mission is to promote responsible dog ownership in Baltimore through education and outreach programs, and ultimately restore the image of pit bull dogs as beloved family pets. Their goal is to create a city where all dogs are treated as family through widespread access to veterinary care for all pet owners, dogs judged by their actions, rather than appearance or labels, and children growing up with the knowledge & resources to be responsible pet owners and kind to animals.

Animal Safe Haven and Adoptions, Inc. (ASHA) responds to community requests to help rescue stray, feral, abandoned, and abused animals around Maryland. They work to end the suffering of overpopulation via TNR (Trap, Neuter/Spay, Return), and help unwanted animals who have been abandoned or abused through placement in foster homes, veterinary care, rehabilitation, and adoption - no matter their age, breed, or disability. With ASHA, rescued animals have no time limit to find the perfect forever family. They do not euthanize in order to make room for new intakes, manage our resources carefully and direct animals in need to partnering rescues when we are at capacity.

Paws for a Cause also gives back annually to the Hope Fund of Furry Friends Network, Inc as a token of appreciation for bringing Fenway into the lives of founders Woody and Heidi Derricks. If it wasn’t for their experience with Furry Friends Network, Paws for a Cause wouldn’t exist.

The Hope Fund is used to help cover the costs of treating animals with severe injuries, illness, and/or in need of major surgeries.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

Woody & Heidi Derricks

A copy of the current financial statement of Paws for a Cause is available by writing 606 E Joppa Rd, Towson, MD 21286 or by calling (410) 732-2637. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534

Become a Recipient

As we all know, companion animals are still being turned over to shelters and rescue groups at alarming rates. We also know that rescue organizations rely heavily on the support and monetary donations of the community. We want to help! Each year, we hold a fundraiser to benefit one or two local animal welfare groups. No animal welfare group is too small to apply! Over the past 15 years, we’ve raised more than $100,000!

Our approach at the event is to find projects that local animal organizations need funded. We believe that having a monetary goal tied to a specific project helps loosen the wallets of those in attendance. For those interested, please download the application form, and email it to us at

In return, we ask that the group(s) selected help raise awareness of our event within their network of supporters and that they send a representative to the event. We will notify the group(s) if we are in need of a volunteer or two to assist before or during the event.

[download an application] All submissions need to be received by April 30, 2023.