Pets change our lives. We’re on a mission to change theirs.

The Humane Way Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer, foster-based organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and rehoming abandoned, sick, or injured animals then finding their perfect match.  We provide humane education and lifetime support for your adopted pet.

How We Help:

  • Rescue: We rescue most of our animals from shelters and place each one in a loving foster home so that we can provide the most comfortable and humane environment for each animal.
  • Fostering and Adoption: We have no shelter or facility or any kind. We believe that the best place for an animal to thrive before finding their forever home, is the foster home! We assess each animal and help find the home that best fits their needs. All of our animals receive complete medical care (which includes deworming, vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping, etc.) prior to their adoption. We treat each animal as if they are part of our family until they become part of yours.

About Us:

The Humane Way Animal Rescue was founded in 2019.  After one of the founding members completed an internship in animal behavior, it became apparent that there was a great need for humane education within rescue.  With a team of behaviorists and highly knowledgeable, animal-obsessed volunteers, our rescue strives to not only place animals in forever homes, but also to provide lifetime support.  

We are headquartered in Westminster, MD and have foster homes across various states. Therefore, the location of each adoptable animal depends on which foster home they are living in.

We want to help you in any way we can, please see our Free Resources for Adopters page for more information, or Contact Us.

How You Can Help:

As a supporter, you will contribute to transport costs, vaccines, deworming medications, microchips, spay/neuter surgeries, unexpected medical emergencies, lifesaving heartworm treatment, and fostering expenses such as food for the animal/etc.

THWAR is an all-volunteer organization and we rely solely on donations.  THWAR is completely funded through fundraising efforts and public donations.  100% of all money donated goes straight to the animal for anything they may need (not a single cent goes to any human).

We are a non-profit (501c3) organization and your donation is tax deductible! 

We greatly appreciate any amount donated; and the animals thank you too! 

We can accept donations via:

  • PayPal (thehumanewayrescue@gmail.com)
  • Venmo (the-humane-way)

The more donations we receive the more animals we can save!

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