animal adoption

August 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Animal Services Reduces Fees to ‘Clear the Shelter’

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event from now through Sept. 19. During the event, fees to adopt a pet will be cut by at least 50 percent and will be entirely waived for animals who have been in the shelter for more than […]

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August 11, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Animal Services Hosts ‘Pocket Pet Palooza’

For two weeks, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will waive adoption fees for small animals. Following the success of July’s cat adoption event which led to a record-breaking 162 adoptions, the non-profit organization Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW) will now sponsor “Pocket Pet Palooza.” The promotional event for small […]

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June 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

County Animal Services Waives Fees for Cat Adoptions Throughout July

July may be the purrrfect time to adopt a feline friend in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is waiving the fees for all its cats and kittens from July 1 through July 31. The initiative is part of MCASAC’s “Feline Freedom” campaign and is sponsored by the nonprofit […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is officially back open and is celebrating its annual Clear the Shelters event—but this time—all month long. Throughout August, pet fees will be cut by at least 50%. MyMCMedia caught up with Maria Anselmo, the community relations manager for Montgomery County Animal Services, to get the lowdown on adopting […]

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May 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Silver Spring Woman Charged with 33 Misdemeanor Counts of Animal Cruelty (PHOTO)

A Silver Spring woman has been charged with 33 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to officials with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said Lisa Oestereich was charged on May 13th in the case of 11 ferrets that were seized from her Markham Street home on April 6th. Each charge of animal cruelty carries a penalty of up […]

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August 18, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Emotional Letter from Dying Cat Owner Has Happy Ending (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Susie, a shy, five year-old orange tabby, was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center by a man whose mother had passed away. Before the woman died, she wrote a letter to Susie’s future adopter telling them about Susie’s personality and how much Susie was loved and cared for. The heartbreaking story about Susie […]

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August 15, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Free Pet Adoption as “Clear the Shelters” Comes this Saturday (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is hosting a #ClearTheShelters event this Saturday, August 15th.  Several hundred dogs, cats, birds, ferrets and other domesticated animals will be up for adoption and all adoption fees will be waived.   Click here for more information on what you need to bring with you to adopt a new […]

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