Free Spay/Neuter for Outdoor Cats

If you or your neighbors are feeding community cats in the zip codes 20902, 20904, or 20906, FREE spay/neuter and vaccinations are available through a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Volunteers with the Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition ("MC C3") will assist with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) by providing humane traps and instruction, transporting cats to/from TNR clinics, and returning the cats to their neighborhood. For more information, please email trapping@mcc3.org.

Surrendering an Animal

Due to COVID-19, MCASAC is only accepting emergency owner surrenders at this time. If you need to rehome your pet, visit Rescue Me! or another re-homing website or try contacting a non-profit rescue.

If you are a resident of Montgomery County and you can no longer care for your pet and you have exhausted all other options, you may surrender ownership of your pet to the Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center (MCASAC). You will be asked for your photo identification and any prior veterinary or vaccination records for your pet.


Appointments are required to surrender animals. We offer appointments during the following times:

Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
(Closed Wednesdays)
Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call 240.773.5666.

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 browse through our "Services and Resources" section 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. Despite our best efforts, some animals cannot be placed due to behavior and/or medical issues. Because of this, euthanasia may be the most humane outcome for certain animals.