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Animal Services

Animal Services Officers provide a number of services to the citizens of Montgomery County. Their primary function is to deal with domestic animal control issues. The service they provide in regards to domestic animals include the pickup of stray animals, investigation of bite cases, enforcement of the Mongtomery County ordinances pertaining to animal cruelty and neglect (including domesticated livestock) and any other domestic animal related public safety issues. Animal Services Officers are on-call seven days a week to investigate citizen complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day.

  • Care is provided for over 9,000 animals each year at the county animal shelter.officer with bunny
  • The Division licenses and inspects approximately 150 animal-related businesses annually.
  • The Division investigates approximately 1,200 animal bites annually, protecting the public from rabies and dangerous animals.
  • The Division provides all administrative support for the Animal Matters Hearing Board.
  • The Division administers the pet licensing program, via a private contract, which requires all dogs and cats to be licensed.

 

Contact Us: Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center
Department of Police · Animal Services Division
7315 Muncaster Mill Road · Derwood, MD 20855 · Telephone: 240.773.5900 · Fax: 301.279.1063
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