January-February 2018

Figuratively Speaking

Animal services in Montgomery County by the numbers

In 2016, there were 5,776 homeless, abused or neglected animals brought to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood. The county’s Department of Police, Animal Services Division, operates the center, which helps all of these animals—from dogs and cats to farm and exotic animals—find a home and get the food or care they need. 

Here’s a look at 2016 data on MCASAC, the county’s only shelter that won’t deny an animal based on breed, age, health or behavior.

Source: Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, 2016 Annual Review