Animal Control

Mission


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.

Altered Reality


Free Spay/Neuter Program for cats & dogs
Zipcodes 21716-21701-21702-21727-21770-21710 & surrounding areas
*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

Thinking of giving up your pet?


Surrendering your pet to Frederick County Animal Control (FCAC) or another open-admission shelter should be considered only as a last resort. Why? Open-admission shelters typically have very limited resources. Sometimes a pet who is wonderful in a home is deeply affected by the stressful shelter environment and becomes dangerous for staff to handle. The stress also makes shelter pets more susceptible to illness. In either scenario, euthanasia is sometimes the only option.
Through Project Hope , Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) and FCAC aim to help you navigate local resources with the goal of helping pet parents:
~find a way to resolve problems and keep their pet when possible and appropriate,
~rehome their pet safely with assistance, or
~decide if surrendering their pet to FCAC truly is the best or only option.
Go to Project Hope 

Pet Behavior


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

Frederick County, Maryland Code of Animal Ordinances


View Frederick County Animal Ordinances

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


Statistical Data


Summer/Fall 2018 Edition of Kennel Connection

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