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Prince George's County, Maryland

County Pet Foster Family Program needs YOU to Volunteer!

For Immediate Release: 4/23/2014 12:00 AM

Contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Department of Environmental Resources, 301-883-5952


County shelter seeks volunteers to assist animals in need of a second chance

Largo, MD – Do you love animals and want them to live in a nice home with a loving family?  If so, the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Division (AMD) needs YOU to volunteer in the County’s Pet Foster Family Program. AMD staff will  host two free seminars so that prospective volunteers can learn more about this great program on Wednesday,

April 23 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Both sessions will be held at the Animal Services Facility located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.

 “This program helps animals that are too young, injured, recovering from surgery, have other special needs, or in need of a second chance so that they can become more adoptable,” says DER Director Adam Ortiz.  “By opening up your heart and home as an animal foster parent, you can help make a difference in a pet’s life.”

Foster volunteers will report back to the Animal Services Facility on a regular basis.  This will allow the Facility to monitor the animals’ progress and provide any assistance that the foster families may need.

At the end of the stay, volunteers are encouraged to find potential adopters who are required to meet the County’s adoption criteria.

For more information on the Pet Foster Family Program, contact Christina Manucy at 301-780-7219, contact County Click at 3-1-1 or visit www.princegeorgespets4us.com or  http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/AnimalManagement/Pages/default.aspx

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