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A Severe Weather Animal Alert will be in effect from Tuesday, August 20 through Thursday, August 22 in response to prolonged high temperatures and excessive humidity.
Please help us ensure pet owners provide their animals with the necessities to protect them from this heat. View flyer to ensure you are in compliance with the minimum standards of care. Flyer
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Donations Accepted

We appreciate the citizens of Anne Arundel County wanting to assist Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control in the care of the animals within our facility.   Since county residents often donate and inquire if there are specific needs, below is a list of items most useful for caring for animals at Animal Care & Control.  Please limit donations to the items on the below list.  For large donations please call the shelter.  Please contact us if you have questions.
For Dogs
  • Food (unopened) - Canned Food & Dry Food  (we do not accept foods with red dyes)
  • Honey
  • Vitamin C
  • 2 Quart and 3 Quart Metal Bowls
  • Cloth Training Collars (slip collars)
  • Leashes
  • Puppy Training Pads
  • Toys
  • Rawhides
  • Kong (Large or XL)
  • Kong Balls (Large)
  • Jolly Balls
  • Treats - Greenies
  • Kuranda Beds - Donate Now!
  • Grooming Scissors
  • Whelping Boxes (large and small) (please ask first to see if need still exists)
  • Food (unopened) - Canned Food & Dry Food  (we do not accept foods with red dyes)
  • Metal Bowls
  • Puppy Training Pads (used as cage liners)
  • Litter (clay not clumping)
  • Toys
  • Plastic Balls (with or without bells)
  • Other cat toys can be used however we prefer items that can be easily cleaned
  • Gently used or new cat carrier (for transporting adopted pets or foster animals safely home)
  • Cat carrier
  • Stretch and scratchers (available at
  • Cloth Shower Curtains
For Both Cats and Dogs
  • Flea Preventatives (preferably Veterinarian recommended preventatives)
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Blankets
  • Petsmart/Petco gift cards
For Small Exotic Animals
  • Petsmart/Petco gift cards
  • Carefresh bedding
For Livestock (please ask first to see if need still exists)
  • Hayrack
  • Leads
  • Feed buckets
Miscellaneous (please ask first to see if need still exists)
  • Wheel barrows
  • Shovels
  • Pitch fork (plastic)

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