January 13, 2021

County Animal Services and Adoption Center to Offer Weekly Free Rabies Clinics for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will begin hosting free appointment-based rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets owned by County residents. The clinics will take place at the County’s animal shelter facility located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, on select Wednesdays beginning Jan. 20.

Due to COVID-19, to minimize risk for both participants and staff, the clinics will be appointment-based only. All appointments must be made online through the MCASAC website. Appointments may be made up to three weeks in advance. At this time, MCASAC will not provide pet licensing or microchipping services as part of the clinics, but hopes to add the options in the future.

As part of MCASAC’s effort to minimize risk for participants and staff, pet owners will not be permitted to enter the building with their animal and must remain in their vehicle unless instructed otherwise by staff. MCASAC is unable to provide services to animals requiring a muzzle or whose owners must be present to safely vaccinate.

A complete list of procedures and restrictions can be found on the MCASAC website.