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County’s Animal Adoption Center Reopening for Adoptions on Thursday, August 6; Clear the Shelter Adoption Event to Take Place Throughout August

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 27, 2020

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC), located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, will reopen its facility to the public for animal adoptions on Thursday, Aug. 6. The event will kick off MCASAC’s participation in NBC/Telemundo’s nationwide “Clear the Shelters” adoption event.

Adoption fees will be discounted by 50 percent throughout August. Due to COVID-19, adoptions will take place by appointment only. Masks and human social distancing are required. Interested residents are encouraged to visit MCASAC’s website for more information on appointment scheduling, and to view available animals. Standard adoption requirements and policies apply.  

Although the facility has been closed for public access, Animal Services staff members have continued providing frontline animal services since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency.  

Deputy Executive Director Lex Lepiarz explained, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have shown great concern for the homeless pets of MCASAC. We’ve sent more animals into foster care than ever before and continue to admit animals into our facility. We hope that the community continues to provide support, in the form of adoptions, once we reopen on August 6.”

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC), operated by the Office of Animal Services, provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of the county’s residents. The Center is the County's only open-admission, municipal shelter. Through adoptions, education, outreach, and more, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care.  Animal Services Officers are on-call seven days a week to investigate citizen complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day.

For more information, visit the MCASAC website.       


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Release ID: 20-403
Media Contact: Maria Anselmo 240-383-5995 , Maria.Anselmo@montgomerycountymd.gov