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Thinking about getting a pet? Every year thousands of your neighbors are choosing to adopt from our shelter at Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville. Visit us and see why. Wonderful pets of all types, breeds and ages are available – just waiting for your loving home.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control is looking to expand our current foster program.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control is accepting new applications for our volunteer program.
Any dog or cat residing in Anne Arundel County that is 6 months of age or older must have an Anne Arundel County license.
If you have received an Animal Control citation you have three (3) options
Heartworm is a parasite that is spread by mosquito bites. It can be prevented with medication. However, heartworm preventatives are not safe if used on dogs that are already infected.
Carcass removal on county roads of deceased animals.
A cat fancier is an individual who owns or keeps in the individual's private residence, or in adjoining quarters or elsewhere on the premises, ten (10) or more cats, four months of age or older.
Raising chickens can be fun and rewarding. Learn what steps you need to take to raise chickens and ducks in Anne Arundel County, MD.
Every person in the business of buying, selling, breeding or boarding animals shall secure a commercial license.
A dog fancier is an individual who owns or keeps in the individual's private residence, or in adjoining quarters or elsewhere on the premises, more than four dogs, four months of age or older, at any one location within Anne Arundel County.
Planning ahead is essential to keeping your pet and yourself safe is disaster strikes.
A citizen that has observed the violation of an animal-related law under Article 12 may file an Affidavit of Complaint Form. The affidavit must be notarized and returned to Animal Control.
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes the suppression of the cat's immune system and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) a feline disease complex caused by a virus.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control has a Humane Educator who travels to all points of the county explaining basic animal safety and care.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control performs humane euthanasia at the request of an owner. The procedure is performed by technicians certified in humane euthanasia.
Each year thousands of domestic pets are recovered by Animal Control Officers for running at large in communities. Microchips help Animal Control personnel identify and contact owners of lost pets when the animals arrive at the facility. These clinics provide constituents monthly low cost opportunities to microchip beloved pets.
The Department of Natural Resources has over sixty (60) licensed and approved wildlife contractors to serve the citizens of the county.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control has established a Pet Support Program for pets of domestic violence victims.
A weekly service offered to assist residents with compliance of Maryland State Law requiring all dogs, cats and ferrets four months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies.
The process of reclaiming a pet that is in the care and custody of Animal Control.
If you have found a stray domestic animal, information about the animal can be posted on our website for fourteen (14) days. Please also contact Animal Control, county law requires all stray animals found in Anne Arundel County to be turned over to our Agency.
If you have recently lost a pet in Anne Arundel County, information about your animal can be posted on our website for fourteen (14) days.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control performs spay/neuter services for animals adopted from the agency (as required by Anne Arundel County Law). Information about having a pet spayed/neutered that was not adopted from the facility is available. Animal Control recommends spaying/neutering all pets.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control holds stray domestic animals for five (5) days unless they are aggressive, seriously injured, or suffering. During this time the animals cannot leave the shelter with anyone other than the owner.