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Animal Control

To prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals in Frederick County by enforcing all state, county and city ordinances to the fullest extent possible. We will shelter homeless animals and attempt to place them in safe and loving home environments. We will educate the public on all animal issues, to foster a more aware and caring community.    

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View our Adoptable Animals at or
  Are you missing your pet? Please visit our
stray page.

1832 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21702

Ph: (301) 600-1546
Fax: (301) 600-1547

Animal Control Officers
(301) 600-1544
Emergency After Hours: (301) 600-2558

ACO Office Hours
-7 days a week

Animal Viewing Hours
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Mon, Tue, Fri
10:00 am – 8:00 pm Wed, Thu
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sat

Intake & Administrative Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon, Tue, Fri
8:00 am – 8:00 pm Wed, Thu
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sat

Statistical Data
FY12 & FY13


April 26th Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine, Microchip & Pet Adoption Event at Shockley Honda

 Low-Cost Rabies Vaccines and Microchip Clinic on April 26 from 11-4 at Shockley Honda. Rabies vaccines $10 and microchips $15. Adoptable pets on-site all day. Awesome giveaways and prize drawings! Many thanks to our sponsors Buckeystown Veterinary Hospital, Uniting to Save Animals (U2SA) & Frederick County Animal Shelter. Spread the word!

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Watch "Pet Pals" daily on Frederick Comcast 19,  FCG-TV, at 6:00am and 6:00pm or via webstreaming. 

Listen every Tuesday morning for our Pet of the Week on 
99.9 WFRE and 930 WFMD 
for our Pet of the Week