Tri-County Animal Shelter closes after hours drop off permanently

Hughesville, Md- Effective immediately, the Tri-County Animal Shelter after hours drop-off kennel and cage area is closed to the public. The Maryland Department of Agriculture's State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners recently revised the minimum standards of care for animals in Maryland animal shelters.  To comply with these standards, we ask that the public not use these facilities.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter will accept animals in the main lobby area, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit or to find your “purrfect” pet. Follow the Tri-County Animal Shelter on Facebook for adoptable pets, pet tips, and more at Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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