Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George’s County’s Animal Management Division Participates in Pet Adoptathon® 2014

For Immediate Release: 6/6/2014 12:00 AM

Contact: Lauren Kinard, Public Information Specialist, Department of Environmental Resources/301-883-5957


International event includes more than 2,500 animal shelters and rescue groups


LARGO, MD – The Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Division (AMD) is pleased to announce its participation in the North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Adoptathon® 2014. AMD recently kicked-off their adoption event at the Animal Services Facility located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro. This special event runs through the month of June, which is also Pet Adoption month.

“We’re very excited to be part of a national pet adoption event that educates the public about the importance of rescue and adoption, and helps find loving homes for the many pets living at our Animal Services Facility,” commented DER Director Adam Ortiz.  “In addition to cats and dogs, Pet Adoptathon® 2014 supports all animals in our care including rabbits, goats, an iguana and a dove.  We invite the public to attend this life-saving event.”

AMD joins more than 2,500 animal shelters and rescue groups in helping shelter animals find their “forever homes.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pet Adoptathon® 2014, AMD is offering a $100 discount off its regular adoption fees for dogs and a $105 discount on cat adoptions. Adoption counselors are available at the Animal Services Facility to assist in the pet selection and application process. To learn more about animals available for adoption, please visit the Animal Services Facility or click here.

The North Shore Animal League America, located in Port Washington, NY, is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. The International Pet Adoptathon® 2014 event is one of many community outreach efforts supported and sponsored by AMD to increase awareness of pet adoption among County residents. For more information on Pet Adoptathon® 2014, click here.

For more information on County animal adoption services, please contact County Click 3-1-1.

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