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Montgomery County -- Animal Control




Animal Services in Montgomery County (or Animal Control in Montgomery County)

7315 Muncaster Mill Road
Derwood, Md 20855
311
240-777-0311
301-279-8000
In Montgomery County, animal-related issues and concerns are primarily handled by the Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Services Division (ASD) located at the Animal Services and Adoption Center (ASAC).
It is the law in Montgomery County that all dogs and cats four months of age or older receive a current rabies vaccination and be licensed through the County. For further information, pet owners residing within the city limits of Rockville and Gaithersburg should contact their separate Departments of Animal Control. All others should contact the ASAC located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood – www.montgomerycountymd.gov/asd.
Field service officers are responsible for responding to and investigating calls for service seven days a week and 24 hours-a-day for: animals-at-large, cruelty and neglect, nuisance/noise complaints, injured wildlife, and rabid or other aggressive/dangerous animals. They also conduct inspections of animal-related businesses in the county.
The ASAC staff manages the largest eco-friendly animal adoption center in the region. The center serves all animals in need from dogs and cats to farm animals, wildlife and exotics. They offer adoptions, spay and neuter assistance, lost and found pet assistance, vaccination clinics, education and outreach. The center serves as a community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care.
The county manages a dead animal removal program that disposes of dead deer or other large animals that are beside or obstructing roadways. Calls for dead animal pick-up should be made to 311 or 240-777-0311.
Call 911 to report animal-related emergencies:
• Animal attacks in progress
• An animal locked in a hot car
• Animal cruelty in progress
• An animal creating a traffic hazard
Call the police non-emergency number 301-279-8000 to report animal-related issues and complaints:
• A sick or injured animal or one that appears abandoned
• A stray animal
• An animal neglect situation
• An animal in a trap issued by Montgomery County
• An animal in distress due to severe weather conditions (animals without shelter or water)Phone
• An animal threatening the well-being of a community member (not in-progress)
• An animal bite/attack (not in-progress)
• An animal nuisance such as a barking dog or an owner not cleaning up after a pet
Call 240-773-5900 to reach the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center to inquire about:
• Pet adoptions
• Pet licensing
• To report a lost pet
• Other animal shelter matters
Call 301-258-6343 for Gaithersburg City residents – Animal Control
Call 240-314-8937 for Rockville City residents – Animal Control
(240) 773-5900
Rockville City Department of Animal Control (240) 314-8937
Gaithersburg City Department of Animal Control (301) 258-6343