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Our Featured Gaithersburg, MD Partner:

Animal Welfare League-Montgomery County

Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

12 Park Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 740-2511
Website:
http://www.awlmc.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

About Our Shelter:

As many of you may already know, we have a mission: To enhance the lives of Montgomery County Maryland residents and animals through programs directed at education, adoption, animal shelter, and low cost spay/neuter. The AWLMC is committed to ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Montgomery County Maryland. With this in mind, we are partnering with the county shelter to help save the most at-risk animals. Currently, we are only working with cats. We hope to be able to add a dog program soon.

In order to save as many cats as possible, we have opened a no-kill shelter in Gaithersburg. We need your help in the form of direct financial donations and by volunteering your time. Our organization is strong and full of highly dedicated volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, professions and abilities. We are working together to save the lives of cats and kittens, to find them loving, forever homes and to have them spay/neutered. All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

We are the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.awlmc.org/donate.html

Come Meet our Pets:

Cat Adoption Events


WHEN
WHERE

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Every Saturday
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm AWLMC Shelter
12 Park Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Second & Fourth Saturday
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Petsmart- Kentlands
218 Kentlands Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Every Wednesday & Friday
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm AWLMC Shelter
12 Park Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Our Adoption Process:

All members of the adopter's household should be present at the adoption.

For all adopters who rent their home, we must see a copy of the adopter's lease or rental agreement showing that pets are allowed.

Current adoption fees: $75 for adults (cats over 1 year old) and kittens.
All of our cats and kittens are spayed/neutered. We currently accept only check or cash.

Potential adopters are required to fill out an application and to be interviewed by an AWLMC adoption counselor.

We can request home visits or vet checks prior to approving anyone for adoption.

Upon approval, the adopter must sign an adoption contract.

Adopters must have proof of ID (a driver's license or other government issued identification).

We will follow up on our adoptions which can include e-mails, phone calls, home visits, and vet checks.

These rules are subject to change.

If you have any questions regarding our adoption policies, please contact us at adopt@awlmc.org

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.