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Operational Changes

Please read this important update regarding operational changes beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Owners of animals who can no longer keep them, that reside in Anne Arundel County, can surrender the animal(s) to Animal Care & Control.  Individuals bringing a pet to the facility must have a valid ID.  Owners are asked to provide proof of ownership of the pet to streamline the animal's process through the facility, providing proof allows Animal Care & Control to find appropriate placement or make final disposition in a more timely fashion to reduce stress on the animal.  Owners should have physical control over any animal being brought to the facility via leash, carrier or cage.   If an animal being surrendered has had veterinary care owners are asked to provide any records available.  There is no fee to surrender a pet  for placement/adoption.  information about our humane euthanasia services can be found under services and programs.   Animal Care & Control hopes to be a last resource for owners who need to surrender a pet and may be able to provide information or resources to owners that may assist them in keeping their pet if they do not wish to relinquish.  Please email us at [email protected] for an appointment. 

Individuals who find lost pets in Anne Arundel County are required, by law, to surrender them to Animal Care & Control if the owner hasn't been found within 24 hours. Please email us at [email protected] for an appointment.

How to

Please email [email protected] (BEST) or call (410) 222-3894 for an appointment. This service is available for Anne Arundel County residents or animals found in Anne Arundel County. Please bring photo identification. If it is an owned animal please provide proof of ownership (photos of the pet, registered microchip or veterinary records).


Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.