Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center


WHO WE ARE

Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center is the county's Animal Shelter and is a division of the Howard County Police Department. We are a government agency dedicated to enforcing animal control laws, promoting the humane treatment of animals, providing adoption services, discounted spay/neuter services, and educating the public on animal issues. We handle between four and five thousand animals a year. All dogs, cats and rabbits adopted from Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center are spayed and neutered before adoption and receive all age related vaccines.

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Rabies Clinic the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. $5.00 check or cash. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes. If this is not your animal's first rabies vaccination, you are advised to bring a previous vaccination certificate in order to receive a three year vaccination. Otherwise, it will be good for a year. Please call 410-313-2780 for more information and to confirm that the clinic will be open.

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There are many wonderful cats and dogs awaiting a loving home, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.


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ADOPTING A FRIEND

Please stop by and visit the animals:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday... 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday evening hours 1:30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

The shelter closes early the last Friday of the month. 2:30 p.m. for viewing the animals for adoption and 3:00 p.m. for all other business.

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OUR FEATURED PETS...

Meet dog #22344--- MJ is a neutered male, 1yr old, Pomeranian. He is active and vocal and likes to be in the middle of the action. MJ loves to be outside and will play fetch over and over. He loves to chase that ball and bring it back to you. MJs shape of his mouth, makes him look like he is smiling. He is a cute, small dog who will make a fun companion and yes, he begs with his front paws, like many Pomeranians do. :0)


Here is another one of our favorites -Cat #22036
Princess is a beautiful, tortoiseshell colored cat. Her beauty and personality will just steal your heart when you meet her. Princess is already spayed and is 8yrs old. She likes to be held, does well with gentle children and she will chase a dangling string toy if you coax her to play. She enjoys basking in the afternoon sunlight, coming inside through a window. You will even find her snuggled up in a cardboard box too. Her adorable personality makes her quite the purrfect companion.

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- Please click on "Our Pet List" to see other pets available at the shelter.

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You can now help the animals as well as the environment by donating newspapers and aluminum cans to be recycled, as well as your used cell phones. These donations will be used to raise much-needed funds for emergency veterinary services and other shelter necessities. Give some thought as you "PAWS" for the cause. Your donation could help save a life.


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Donate a Bed We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our boarding facilities because they are so good for our dogs. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.



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Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center
8576 Davis Road

Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-2780

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