Animal Control


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

PurrFixx II

Free Spay/Neuter Program for cats
Zipcodes 21757-21773-21788-21793-21798
*Individuals must demonstrate financial need
Call 301-600-1546 for more information

Adoptable Animals

View our Adoptable Animals at Petfinder or Petango.

Missing a Pet? Visit our Stray Page.

Are you missing your pet? Find photos of stray pets here

Pet Behavior

Are you having trouble with your pet's behavior? Visit our Pet Behavior Library.

Pet Pals Daily / Pet of the Week

Watch "Pet Pals" daily on Frederick Comcast 19, FCG-TV, at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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.

​Frederick County, Maryland Code of Animal Ordinances

View Frederick County Animal Ordinances

Statistical Data

Summer/Fall 2018 Edition of Kennel Connection

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