Free Pet Adoptions Through August

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Animal Services is offering free adoptions for the month of August.

“We continue to struggle with overcrowding at the kennel because of drop-offs of animals,” said Gregg Todd, Chief Operating Officer for the county and acting director of the department. Todd said he hopes those who might want to adopt a pet but are unable to afford the initial costs may be more inclined to adopt if the fees are waived.

The department staff continues to place animals with local rescue groups and animal control agencies in nearby counties in order to ease the overcrowding.

Cats and dogs ready for adoption have all their updated vaccines, including rabies, distemper, heartworm, kennel cough and feline leukemia, and all are spayed or neutered.

For more information about adopting, call the office at 410-758-2393 or check the website by going to Animals may be viewed Monday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Those wishing to foster dogs on a temporary basis are also encouraged to call or come to the shelter to see the animals.