My name is Bandit!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Pay Fee

My basic info

Domestic Shorthair
Black & White or Tuxedo
10 years 1 month old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi there! My name is Bandit, but I’m not here to steal anything from you – well, maybe your kind heart! I’m an 8-year-old black and white, green-eyed guy, and I got my name because of my cool black mask. I came from a hoarding situation with 13 cats, so it’s taken me a while to get my bearings in this new world; when I first got to my foster home, I spent most of my time hiding under the bed! Now that I'm in the shelter, I’m enjoying getting to know more people and discovering that they’re not scary at all! I’ve also made friends with my roommate, another shy guy, and we learn from watching each other.

Now I’m ready for a home of my own and a constant human companion or two. (And maybe another quiet cat like my roomie?) Steady, low-key people would be my best fit. You might find that the zen lifestyle of a sweet, gentle cat is just what you need! Enjoy my quiet company while you work, watch TV, and have that cup of tea. We can listen together to the soothing sounds of cat music, and you can relax as you brush my coat and give me chin rubs. I’ll respond with head butts, leaning into your hand, and purring. Pretty soon my favorite places will be close to you, lying on a comfy couch or in a plush cat bed. I also love sitting on a cat tree with a view of the outdoors and a sunbeam. I’d love to be in a fur-ever home where my person would give me the space, time, and love I need. Could that be you?
Animal Welfare League-Montgomery County

Contact info

Pet ID
12 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Their adoption process


Submit Application

For more information about our wonderful cats, please go to our website and complete an application



We need to meet all individuals living in the household. Due to COVID-19, this is via FaceTime or zoom. We will also check references.


Approve Application

If you rent, we need to speak to your landlord/property manager to confirm you can have pets. We will also speak with your vet & references.


Meet the Pet

Once you application is approved, we will schedule an appointment with you at our shelter to meet the cat and finalize the adoption.


Pay Fee

Fees to adopt are: - One Adult: $100 - Bonded Adult Pair: $150 - Single Kitten: $125 - Two Kittens: $200 We accept only cash or check.

Additional adoption info

For a full overview of our adoption process, please visit

COVID-19 Safety Measures at the Shelter
Your temperature will be taken prior to entering the main area of our shelter. We ask that our visitors wash hands, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing. You can meet your cat in one of the rooms that we have designated specifically for our adoption appointments. If you wish to see other cats, they will be brought to you in this room. This room is sanitized after every visitor. Only one family/visitor is allowed into the shelter at a given time.

All of our cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.

If you have any questions regarding our adoption policies, please contact us at

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More about this 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.

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.

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