‘Let Freedom Ring’: Fee-Waived Adoption for Big Dogs & Small Animals

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‘Let Freedom Ring’: Fee-Waived Adoption Event for Big Dogs & Small Animals

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Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) is holding a fee-waived adoption event for all dogs 40 pounds and over and small animals from Thursday, June 30, through Thursday, July 7. The “Let Freedom Ring” event is sponsored by Friends of Montgomery County Animals (FMCA).

The summer months are a wonderful time to bring a new family member home. Adopting is easy—and even easier with the fees waived.

The adoption process can be started online by filling out the adoption questionnaire and sending in the required items listed on the website. More information can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/howtoadopt.html.

New animals regularly arrive at the shelter. Patrons are encouraged to view adoptable animals at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices/adoption/index.html.

Adoptions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and by appointment only. Appointments can be reserved by filling out an adoption questionnaire on the website.

Patrons who submit the questionnaire and all required documents during the event, but who are unable to schedule an appointment, will receive a voucher for waived fees valid through Thursday, July 14. Potential adopters can also walk-in to adopt during the shelter’s published hours of operations and will receive a voucher if no counselors are available. Adoptions are same-day, so patrons should be prepared to take home an animal on the day of their appointment.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals. It ensures the safety and welfare of the County’s residents. It is the County's only open-admission, municipal shelter. Through adoptions, education, outreach and more, MCASAC serves as a critical community resource to promote and advocate for responsible pet care. Animal Services Officers are available seven days a week to investigate complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day. For more information, visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/animalservices.

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office:  301-258-7757 

Comments (16)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - I hope this encourages adopters to choose the dogs and clear out the shelter.

Jul 03, 2022 02:46 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Our shelter here in Sacramento was offering a similar program recently.  It is a valuable event that helps fur citizens find new homes.

Jul 03, 2022 04:45 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that a lot of dogs will get adopted during this time when the fees are being waived.

Jul 03, 2022 05:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... now this is something I can get behind 1000%. Hopefully, the waived adoption fees will generate a whole bunch of new adoptions.

Jul 03, 2022 06:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, definitely a great program, and if you are looking for a new pet, now is the time.

Jul 03, 2022 06:20 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Sometimes those fees can be too high so this is a great way to get fur-babies into good homes!

Jul 03, 2022 06:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy I want YOU!  Thanks for the great information in your blog to share with us here in the rain.  Make it a great 4th!

Jul 03, 2022 06:53 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

A great shout out to help those frisky critters.  Since Covid our Shelters have been almost empty.  I was worried they might show up again when freedoms became more normal again.  Have not seen too much of an increase.  M

Jul 03, 2022 04:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - wishing you and Dolores a very Happy Fourth of July. 

Jul 04, 2022 08:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and the Chef and Happy Independence Day to you.  I hope you have lots of plans to relax today!


Jul 04, 2022 09:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

This is a great way to put "eyes" on the animals who need adoption. 

Jul 06, 2022 09:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 07, 2022 05:55 AM