Charles County, Maryland

LIVE Cat Cam!

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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announcements

Tags and Licensing Are Required

Keep identification tags on your pet...it could be your pets ticket to get back home. Both dogs and cats need ID. Be sure your animals wear a collar with an ID tag, a county license, and rabies tag. Also, don't forget to microchip your animal. Keep your personal information with the microchip company up to date. These identifiers could help your neighbor return your animal to you instead of taking him to the animal shelter. Dogs in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's Counties must have county license. To obtain a pet license you must have a current rabies vaccine for your pet.

Why You Should Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Curb pet overpopulation and make your pet healthier.

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. But it can be the single best decision you make for his long-term welfare.

Getting your pet spayed or neutered can:

  • Reduce the number of homeless pets killed
  • Improve your pet's health
  • Reduce unruly behavior
  • Save on the cost of pet care
Riverfest is Almost Here!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26, and take home a new furry best friend! Have some fun at Riverfest 2015 at Historic St. Mary's City (18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about protecting our waterways, see birds of prey up close, and watch a re-enactment of 17th century militia. Admission is free and fun for all ages. Enjoy face painting, kayaking, sailing, live music, and food.

For activity times and to learn more, visit www.smrwa.org/riverfest.html

National Dog Week! Sept. 20-26

Celebrate dogs and remember to practice responsible pet ownership. Get your leashes, harnesses, treats, and toys ready for a week long dog celebration. While you love on your cuddly best friend, remember the less-fortunate, four-legged angels looking for forever homes.

From Sept. 20-26, the dog adoption fee will be reduced to $100.

If you cannot adopt, but still want to help, volunteer at the shelter, donate dog food or toys, or bring a special treat for the shelter animals.

Let Tri-County Animal Shelter help you make the most of National Dog Week!

Yard Sale/Open House

Donate new or gently-used holiday items, jewelry, handbags, accessories, kitchenware, toys, china and dishes, and small furniture to the Tri-County Animal Shelter to be used at the shelter yard sale and open house on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour our shelter facility, meet the animals, and enjoy light refreshments.


Event held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the shelter.

September is Happy Cat Month!

heartCelebrate all shelter felines and adopt a cat for $5.00 or a kitten for $25.00. Most shelter cats want a loving home where they can stretch out on the couch and an owner who will lovingly scratch them behind the ears. This month, Sept. 1-30, is dedicated to keeping our feline friends happy, healthy, and purring all year long. heart


The Tri-County Animal Shelter is always in need of the following items:

Blankets,Towels, Laundry detergent, Trash bags, Hard rubber toys,

Dry and canned dog and cat food,

Kitten and puppy food, Treats


Paper supplies

Tri-County Animal Shelter also welcomes your financial gift donation. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Tri-County Animal Shelter. Funds can be mailed to:

Tri- County Animal Shelter
6707 Animal Shelter Rd.
Hughesville, MD. 20637

Do You Want To Help The Animals?

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is always in need of volunteers. Our volunteers assist our kennel attendants with cleaning cages, laundry, dishes, and general housekeeping of the shelter. Some volunteers walk dogs and bathe animals. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Call the shelter to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Loving adoptive homes needed.

The shelter is always looking for loving homes for their animals. Please come adopt today! Our adoption hours are Monday through Friday 12-5 and Saturday 10-3. Hope to see you soon!

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