Pet Care & Education

Check out this NBC4 news story that features Director Andrea Crooms speaking on the importance of having pet pantries and other resources available in our community to help with the cost of having pets.

 

Pet Food Pantries

 

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

  • Spay Spot located inside PGASD; call (301) 254-8151 to schedule an appointment
  • PG SPCA located in Forestville:  www.pgspca.org or call (301) 262-5625
  • Spay Now located in Laurel:  www.spaynow.com or call (301) 483-7080
  • More information for services offered in surrounding jurisdictions on our Spaying & Neutering page

 

Low-Cost Shot Clinics

  • PG SPCA located in Forestville:  www.pgspca.org or call (301) 262-5625  Clinics are held the first Sunday of every month.
  • Humane Rescue Alliance: www.humanerescuealliance.org. Clinics are held by appointment only, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Check organization website for updates. 
  • Check with the PGC Health Department for announcements on events held by this department throughout the year. 

 

Get help with community cats/TNVR here

 

Events

The Animal Services Division (ASD) hosts a variety of educational classes and workshops throughout the year. 

Pet Parenting Classes

Next workshop is Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 12 p.m.

Learn what it takes to be a responsible pet owner and a great family host to a four-legged friend for its lifetime. Time, cost, food, toys, medical, safety, social - all topics will be covered during this one hour presentation with question and answer (Q & A) to follow. 

Classes will meet the first Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. throughout 2024! 

Call 301-780-7200, option 6, to register for this FREE class. Walk-ins welcomed. 

 

NEW! Rabbit Handling and Care Class 

The first class is Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 10 a.m.

This hour-long class will cover the handling and care of rabbits, diet, how to clean enclosures, and more for anyone interested in adopting rabbits/bunnies. 

No RSVP needed. For more information, call 301-780-7200.

2024 Schedule of classes:

Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 14, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2024, at 10 a.m.

 

Presentations

ASD offers several diverse presentations promoting a healthy and respectful attitude towards animals and a respect for all living beings. These presentations are free of charge to schools, and civic and community associations throughout the County. The program topics include:

  • Animal Overpopulation-Spay/Neuter Services
  • Pet Care
  • Proper Care of Household Pets
  • Safety Around Animals

Our professional staff will help you select a suitable topic and presentation for your group. To schedule a presentation, call the Volunteer Coordinator at 301-780-7200.

 

Tours

In addition to the presentations, ASD also offers tours of the Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center. The tours last approximately 20 minutes and consist of a walk through our facility. During the tour, participants may have an opportunity to hold some kittens and puppies, as well as ask questions. To schedule a tour, please call the Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-780-7200 and select option "6."

 

Newsletter

For more information on animal-related issues and a list of upcoming events, sign-up and view our most Animal Chatter newsletter (2/8/24).

 

Contact Humane Education

Address

3750 Brown Station Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772