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Animal Control “ADOPT-A-THON” slated for May 20

Anne Arundel County, MD (5/11/2006) - The Animal Control Section of the Anne Arundel County Police Department will be holding an “ADOPT-A-THON” on May 20th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the county’s Animal Control Facility located at 411 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville. The goal of this event is to promote the adoption of local homeless pets, and to inform citizens of the wide-range of other services that Animal Control offers to the citizens of the county.

The event will include a reptile show, cat agility contest, and police K-9 demonstrations. Displays will be set-up by several local and regional animal rescues, and by county agencies such as the Department of Health and the police department’s Crime Prevention Section, which will distribute information to citizens, and be on hand to answer any questions.

For the children’s entertainment, face painting, “McGruff the Crime Dog”, and a petting zoo will be available. The police department’s helicopter, motorcycles, and other emergency vehicles will also be on exhibit during the event.

Thanks to the citizens of Anne Arundel County, the county’s Animal Control Facility adopted out 1,468 animals to new, loving, and caring homes in 2005. This year, it is hoped that with the help of the public, the Animal Control Facility can surpass that number.

Admission is free, and the event will go on even if it’s ‘raining-cats-and-dogs’. Refreshments will be provided by the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association. For more information, citizens can either call the Police Department’s Animal Control Section at (410) 222-8900 or visit the Animal Control website.


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