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.
ATTENTION! The shelter will be closed Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day Holiday. It will re-open Tuesday, May 31 normal hours.
OUR FEATURED PETS...
Meet dog #21407-
Zeus is a 7 month old, neutered male, American Pit Bull Terrier puppy who is very active and very smart. Zeus needs a quick and consistent owner to remind him of his puppy manners. He is forceful when he jumps up and would be better in an adult home or a home with older children who are confident and can assist in his training. He is a lot of fun, loves to play with other dogs and excels in his training. He is absolutely beautiful with a cream and blue brindle pattern on his coat. He is crate trained and loves to go for walks. He is still learning to walk nicely on leash, instead of pulling. He likes to play with rubber squeaky toys too. Zeus is a sweet and affectionate boy. He is active and will keep you busy.
Here is another one of our favorites -Cat #21206
Jordan is a female, black and white Tuxedo cat who is friendly and curious. She is about 5yrs old and enjoys being around people. Come on by and meet Jordan
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.