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Anne Arundel CountyAnimal Care & 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 Care & 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 Care & 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 Care & Control has a Humane Educator who travels to all points of the county explaining basic animal safety and care.
Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control performs humane euthanasia at the request of an owner. The procedure is performed by technicians certified in humane euthanasia.
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 Care & Control has established a Pet Support Program for pets of domestic violence victims.
The process of reclaiming a pet that is in the care and custody of Animal Care & 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 Care & Control, county law requires all stray animals found in Anne Arundel County to be turned over to our Agency.
Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control performs spay/neuter services for animals adopted from the agency and some FREE or low cost spay/neuter for the public. Please contact Animal Care & Control for information about having a pet spayed/neutered that was not adopted from the facility. Animal Care & Control recommends spaying/neutering all pets.
Anne Arundel County Animal Care & 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.