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Pet Redemption

For pet redemption, the hours are as follows:
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
If a pet has been picked up by Animal Control, it is now safe and cannot fall victim to automobile injuries, poisoning, animal attacks, rabies exposure, exposure to inclement weather conditions, fear and many other hazards experienced when at-large.
The pet will be placed in the kennel for five (5) working days. Owners should come to Animal Control and look for  missing/lost pets within this five day period. If the pet is not at Animal Control, a lost card and/or a picture can be posted in the kennel.
If the pet is at Animal Control, the owner will need proof of ownership. This can be the rabies certificate (preferred), a current photo of the animal or vet records.
Redemption Requirements
Proof of Ownership:
  • Vet Records or
  • Current Picture of Pet
Current Rabies Certification:
  • Rabies Vaccination will be required at the time of redemption if the certification is not current or cannot be located.
Current License Certificate
  • A license will  be issued at time of redemption if the pet is not licensed or the license has expired.
Redemption Fees (payable by cash only) - Includes, but is not limited to
Impoundment Fee$25.00
Board$5.00 per day
Rabies Vaccination$20.00
LicenseNo charge - $25.00
If your pet has been served a Potentially Dangerous or Dangerous Order$100.00 - $250.00



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Anne Arundel County, Maryland. 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 | Tele: (410) 222-7000