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.
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.
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.
OUR FEATURED PETS...
Meet dog #23083---
We would like to introduce this lovely, mixed breed dog, named Ted. His eyes have an awesome, cartoon-like, wide eyed expression as he looks at you with his sweet face. He is unique and has a great personality too. Ted is a neutered male, 5yr old who is smart, loves his toys and has enjoyed being around other dogs. He weighs 57lbs and appears to have some type of Shepherd in him and maybe some Lab. He is a sweet boy who enjoys running around in a large yard. He likes to explore and doesn’t like to be stuck in the house. Ted is a sweet soul and would make a lovely companion for someone who will play with him.
Here is another one of our favorites -Cat #22749
Vera is a pretty, brown tabby cat who is about 1yr old. She is sweet and affectionate. She is also enjoys chasing string toys too.
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.
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.