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Spay/Neuter Your Pet

February is Spay/Neuter Month. 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
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The tri-county area has low cost spay/neuter clinics in each county; some even offer it for free

 

Call one of the clinics listed below to discuss fees and schedule your appointment today!
Calvert Well Pet Clinic 443-295-7873
Southern Maryland Spay & Neuter, Inc. (SPOT)-Calvert County Residents Only 410-562-6516
Humane Society of Charles County 301-645-8181
Waldorf Well Pet Clinic 301-885-0263
The Well Pet Clinic 301-866-0303
The Spay Spot 301-254-8151
LOVE YOUR PET DAY

LOVE YOUR PET DAY IS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th

This special day is set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pet. Plan a special day with your pet, take an extra-long walk, or give them a special treat.

If you don't have a pet, consider adopting from the shelter. The shelter has many types of animals available for adoption. Owning a pet has many benefits, such as lowering your blood pressure, improve your immunity, and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke. Adopt today and discover the benefits!

 

Adopt a Rabbit Month

February is "Adopt a Rabbit" month. Did you know the Tri-County Animal Shelter always has rabbits available for adoption, no matter what time of year it is? Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who need affection, and they can become wonderful companion animals if given a chance to interact with their human families. They can be housebroken, can learn tricks, and some even love to sit on your lap. Rabbits are available at the shelter for $45, which includes spay or neuter and a physical examination.
 

PETS AS GIFTS

You may think that giving an animal as a gift is a good idea, but . . . Pets are a huge responsibility. Pets are a long term commitment of time, money, and energy that may exceed the recipient's abilities. A successful adoption requires time and thought. 

GIVE A SHELTER GIFT CERTIFICATE INSTEAD!

 
Tri-County Animal Shelter gift certificates are available for use throughout the year. Pair the gift certificate with a gift basket of pet-related items such as a leash and collar, toys, treats, bedding, and food. You can also include books or videos about training and living with a companion animal. 
 
Giving a gift certificate gives the adopter an opportunity to meet a few animals before making the right match for the family.
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
DONATIONS APPRECIATED!

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

Bleach

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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