The Allegany County Animal Shelter serves as a “Shelter of Hope”
for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Allegany County.


We strive to expand and strengthen our leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal
welfare programs and to find common-sense solutions for animal-related problems in our community.

Adoption and Foster Care for our shelter animals are our key programs. Without willing families and individuals in our community to adopt dogs and cats - and to provide foster care in varying ways, the Allegany County Shelter can't operate in a compassionate model that does not euthanize for space.

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You can help by volunteering to work at the shelter in your spare time. Our volunteers are one of our most important assets and they do an amazing job helping us help the animals.

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Our municipal shelter is the only public shelter in Maryland that does not euthanize for space. Our shelter policies and procedures are based on sustaining this mission.

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