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1300 E. Gude Dr.

Rockville, MD 20850


601 S. Stonestreet Ave.

Rockville, MD 20850

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Seven days a week


June is

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month


and to celebrate,

we are waiving adoption fees! 

More than 2,600 cats and kittens enter the Montgomery County Animal Shelter each year. So to celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, we’re participating in a fee-waived adoption program through June 30 to help find loving homes for cats. The promotion is in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the makers of Fresh Step® litter.  


Research recently published by the ASPCA in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science shows that waiving fees for adult cats boosts adoptions without diminishing the value adopters place on their cats.


Costs to care for a cat at the shelter include veterinary care and vaccinations as needed, staff time, food, and services such as micro-chipping, spay-neuter, and flea treatment, among others. With fees waived, new cat adopters will have extra money to spend on their pet. And ultimately, the cat will have a loving home.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

Purrfect Way to Help

MCHS fee-waived adoptions will continue through June 30 for cats age 2 years and older. All other adoption policies and thorough match-making procedures will remain in effect, including license fees required by county law.

Visit the shelter and adopt your favorite furry feline today!

In partnership with:

ASPCA logo Fresh Step logo

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat: 

10. Cats are clean; they bathe themselves and are easy to house train

9. Cats are independent and can be left alone while you’re at work

8. Cats are entertaining to watch and fun to play with

7. Cats are soft, affectionate and provide companionship

6. Cats are comfortable in small spaces like apartments

5. Taking care of a cat can help teach children humane values

4. Cats are quiet, bring a little bit of the wild into your home

3. Indoor, altered cats can live up to 20 years

2. A Cat’s purr is calming and soothing

1. When you adopt a shelter cat, you’re saving a life!

It’s Easy to Adopt:

Adoption applications must be completed in person. Bring a valid driver’s license, proof of rabies shots for other pets in the home, landlord’s name and phone number if applicable, and veterinary reference. Montgomery County applicants take priority over others. Youths under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more details about adoption, click here.

Every adoption saves a life!


This page last updated 6-6-11


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