Anne Arundel County Animal Control Participating in Statewide Cat Adoption Event
16 Maryland Animal Shelters Combine Forces to Find Homes for Thousands of Unwanted Felines in the First-Ever Maryland 2,000
Millersville (June 26, 2017) - To save and find homes for the thousands of homeless cats and kittens Millersville and all across Maryland, Anne Arundel County Animal Control is teaming up with 15 other shelters in the state to participate in the first-ever Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland adoption event.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control got a jump start on some of the other local shelters when we became full in June 2017 therefore adult cats and kittens (over 12 weeks of age) have been free since June 16, 2017. Kittens are currently available for adoption for just $14.00 and getting adopted fast so don’t wait to stop by. Beginning July 1st through July 31st, Anne Arundel County Animal Control and the participating shelters will be waiving adoption fees for ALL felines with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 unwanted cats and kittens across the state:
- Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County
- Baltimore County Animal Services
- Baltimore County Humane Society
- Caroline County Humane Society
- Cecil County Animal Services
- City of College Park Animal Control
- Frederick County Div. of Animal Control & Pet Adoption
- Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center
- Humane Society of Carroll County
- Humane Society of Harford County
- Humane Society of Washington County
- Maryland SPCA
- Talbot Humane Society
- Tri County Animal Shelter
Cats of all ages and personalities will be available for adoption, including kittens who are born during the warm summer months, known as Kitten Season.
“Kitten season is a busy time for animal shelters, like ours, in Maryland,” said Robin Catlett, Administrator, Anne Arundel County Animal Control. “This surge of kittens and moms coming into our already full shelters makes it critical that we find them all homes so we can continue to take in other cats and kittens who need our help.”
The Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland joint adoption event was organized by members of the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) partnering shelters, Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society and the Maryland SPCA.
“Each June since 2009, the four BAWA shelters held the Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives to collectively find homes for at least 500 felines in the Baltimore area,” explained Jim Peirce, executive director of the Maryland SPCA. “With so many cats across the state needing homes, BAWA reached out to shelters all across Maryland asking them to join us in a new statewide adoption event, the Maryland 2,000.”
Regular adoption procedures still apply. For more information about adopting from Anne Arundel County Animal Control or more information about the Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland, visit www.aacounty.org/animalcontrol
About Anne Arundel County Animal Control:
Animal Control is a Division of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. This Division is responsible for enforcing local and state laws, responding to animal-related complaints, conducting investigations regarding animal cruelty, investigating public safety concerns pertaining to animals and providing temporary housing for animals for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, for the adoption of animals.
Animal Viewing Hours
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.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control
411 Maxwell Frye Road
Millersville, MD. 21108
Telephone: (410) 222-8900
Fax: (410) 222-8915
About the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance BAWA:
In order to better serve the animals and people of the Baltimore community, the major animal welfare organizations in Baltimore— Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter(BARCS), Baltimore County Animal Services, Baltimore Humane Society and the Maryland SPCA, came together to form the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) in 2008. The founding organizations work together to save animals’ lives. Joint efforts include adoption events, spaying and neutering animals, and transporting animals in need from one shelter to another so that fewer pets are euthanized.