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Posted on: December 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Foundation Fund Established for Animal Control Renovations

Exterior of Animal Control Building

FREDERICK, MD – The Community Foundation of Frederick County has established a fund to support Frederick County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s planned renovations and additions. Over the next couple of years, the Frederick County Division of Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center will be undergoing a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) to plan and design, then upgrade and improve the facility’s infrastructure—much of which dates back to 1978. 

The Frederick County Division of Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is the only animal shelter in the county. Each year the division takes in—and provides care for--thousands of unwanted and stray pets. Animal Control Officers respond to an average of 10,000 calls each year that involve animal bites, sick or injured wildlife, and responses to house fires, auto accidents, or other emergency situations where animals are present.

Director Linda Shea says, “We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of the Frederick Community and appreciate the financial support of shelter advocates. This fund has been established to specifically support long overdue renovations that will help us provide better care for the animals in our shelter, our staff, and the community we serve.”

The fund was created by Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS), a volunteer group that supports Animal Control’s lifesaving efforts through fundraising and education.

Visit Explore Funds - FFOCAS Animal Shelter Fund ( for more information or to donate.  Donations are tax deductible to the furthest extent of charitable giving law.

Call Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1546 during normal business hours for more information. To reach an Animal Control Officer, dial 301-600-1544.  For animal-related emergencies, dial 301-600-1603 at any time.


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