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Our Vets

Dr. Amanda Stump

Dr. Amanda Stump graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2009.

In addition to providing veterinary care at Small Miracles, she also works at a small animal hospital in the Baltimore area. She finds shelter medicine, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and preventative care both compelling and challenging. Dr. Stump looks forward to always providing the best possible care that each and every pet deserves.

Dr. Stump shares her home with three spoiled dogs and a cat.

Small Miracles feeds pets in our care Hill's Science Diet.

We Recommend Hill's Science Diet

About Us

Small Miracles in a Nutshell

Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue is a private, nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to providing the best possible care and finding forever homes for as many homeless cats and dogs as we are able. We have found homes for more than 10,000 cats since our founding in 2006 and more than 4,000 dogs since we expanded to serve dogs in late 2011.

More than 40 volunteers keep operations going, with a robust fostering program and animals offered for adoption at the shelter, as well as Petco stores in Ellicott City, Columbia, Eldersburg/Sykesville, and Burtonsville.

As a no-kill shelter, Small Miracles accepts animals that other shelters often euthanize, including pregnant cats and dogs. Injured and sick animals can get the medical care they need to address broken bones, wounds and other medical needs.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Small Miracles relies on adoptions and donations to fund its operations. Grant support is provided by the Petco Foundation.

Our Mission

We advocate the rescue of abandoned, abused and homeless cats and dogs. We place these animals in loving forever homes. We believe if you're rescued, it's for life!

Our Board of Directors

President/Executive Director Moira Liskovec
Vice President Victoria Matthews
Treasurer Julie Wright
Secretary Jane Lausch
Member At-Large Joyce Dietsch

Our President

Shelter President Moira Liskovec Small Miracles was founded by President Moira Liskovec in 2006. Moira moved to Howard County from England with her husband and nine pets. Her husband suggested she get a job to help with the vet bills.

After becoming a veterinary technician, Moira had her "a-ha" moment when a man brought a pregnant cat to be euthanized at the veterinary office where she worked. She began to work with Petco stores to offer cats for adoption. By December 2009, Small Miracles opened its shelter on U.S. 40.

For her tireless animal rescue work, Moira was named a Howard County Volunteer of the Year in 2011.