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Surrendering an Animal

If you are no longer able to care for pet, you may surrender ownership of your pet to the Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center (MCASAC).  Our facility accepts animals for surrender by appointment only by calling 240.773.5900. It is difficult for us to accommodate requests for immediate surrender.


Owners should always consider other options before bringing their pet to us. Is there a friend, family member or neighbor who would be willing to take your pet?  We encourage pet owners to visit our “Resources” page to find ways to address specific behavior issues or for helpful information regarding medical care assistance, housing, insurance, and more.

The Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center is an open-admission organization that accepts all animals from Montgomery County. Not all animals are able to be placed for adoption and humane euthanasia may be considered in some cases.


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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