The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will begin hosting free appointment-based rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets of Montgomery County residents. The clinics will take place at the county’s animal shelter facility, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, on select Wednesdays beginning Jan. 20. The Office of Animal Services recognizes that the free rabies clinics are an important resource for pet owners in the community.
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 hope to add these 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. At this time, 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 online.
MCASAC, operated by the Office of Animal Services, provides high-standard sheltering and care to the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in our community and ensures the safety and welfare of county residents. They are 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 on-call seven days a week to investigate resident complaints and respond to animal emergencies 24 hours a day.
For more information, visit the MCASAC website.