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Program Description

  Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter program maintains and operates the only open-admission shelter in Montgomery County, and provides a high standard of care for lost, abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals, as well as the County's wildlife. Dogs and cats make up the largest populations at the shelter, but many other animals also come through the shelter doors. Rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice are the most common, though it is not unusual to find turtles, lizards, and birds. The Animal Shelter offers a variety of programs and customer services to support the animals housed at the shelter and the community including the Adoptions Program, Volunteer Program, Foster and Rescue Programs, Community Outreach Program, and the Pet Licensing Program. The shelter communicates to the public through a dedicated website and various social media outlets used to advertise and promote the Department's services and promote animals available for adoption. The shelter also conducts tours, participates in promotional events, and provides outreach to student groups and housing/community organizations about responsible pet ownership and animal laws and regulations.

Program Contacts

Contact Bonnie White of the Office of Animal Services at 240.773.5641 or Dieter Klinger of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2847 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved334688837.00
Increase Cost: Structural Completion of Volunteer Office60000.00
Decrease Cost: Reduce Overtime Budget-200000.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse Shelter Operations Manager Position-1053460.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.356060.00
FY22 Approved326314837.00