Pets

August 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Animal Services Reduces Fees to ‘Clear the Shelter’

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event from now through Sept. 19. During the event, fees to adopt a pet will be cut by at least 50 percent and will be entirely waived for animals who have been in the shelter for more than […]

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July 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Issues Hyperthermia Alert Wednesday

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday. The county issues the alert when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees. This creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely,” according to the county.  A Hyperthermia Alert was also issued Tuesday as well as […]

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July 6, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Under Hyperthermia Alert; Temperatures Expected to Reach 90s

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The County issues a Hyperthermia Alert when the temperature and/or heat index is projected to reach 95 degrees or higher. County officials advise residents to stay indoors whenever possible, drink plenty of water, and to wear proper protection from the sun. Pets, […]

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July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: This Weekend We Celebrate Being ‘Freer From the Virus Than We’ve Been”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says this Independence Day will be freer than the last. “This weekend we’re celebrating being a little bit freer from the virus than we’ve been,” he said during a press conference Friday as July 4 weekend arrives. He apologized for the county not hosting fireworks this year, but said it […]

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June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County under Hyperthermia Alert Beginning Monday at Noon 

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from noon-7 p.m. Monday. A Hyperthermia Alert is issued by the county when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees, according to the county. This creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely.” County Emergency Management and Homeland Security cautions residents […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Westwood Pet Center in Bethesda Closes After 42 Years

After 42 years in business, Westwood Pet Center will close its doors on June 30. The store, located in the Westwood Shopping Center in Bethesda, has been family-owned and operated since 1972. Dave Griffin, 63, opened the store when he was 21 years old. His work in the pet food industry and passion for animals […]

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June 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County’s Safety Net Program Aids Pet Owners Needing Temporary Care

The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services now is offering temporary care for residents facing eviction, domestic violence or hospitalization. The Safety Net Foster program is designed to help pet owners stay together in times of crisis or financial hardship. Temporary care ranges from 30 to 90 days. The OAS is one of 18 animal […]

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August 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Montgomery County Pups Honored for International Dog Day

We asked our social media followers to send us photos of their dogs in honor of International Dog Day. Here’s a look at the good boys and girls of Montgomery County, all of whom deserve a treat: Here’s more Montgomery County dogs celebrating: View this post on Instagram We have even more pictures of #DogsOfMoCo […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is officially back open and is celebrating its annual Clear the Shelters event—but this time—all month long. Throughout August, pet fees will be cut by at least 50%. MyMCMedia caught up with Maria Anselmo, the community relations manager for Montgomery County Animal Services, to get the lowdown on adopting […]

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