Baltimore County News
Fees Waived for Veterans of the County
In observance of Memorial Day, Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) is offering 50 percent off adoption and spay or neuter fees from May 17 to 25. Adoption and spay or neuter fees will be waived for County residents who are also United States veterans.
During the promotion, adoption fees will be just $25 for cats and $32.50 for dogs. All adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and other diseases, licensed and micro-chipped at no additional cost. These same fees will be offered to those who make an appointment (during this time period) to have a current cat or dog spayed or neutered at the shelter. Pets who are spayed or neutered will receive as necessary and at no additional cost, a license, rabies immunization and microchip.
“We want to encourage everyone to adopt from our shelter and hope the reduced fees spur them to do so,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We have many animals that are waiting patiently for homes, now is a great time to adopt one of them.”
Pets for Vets
At the request of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the members of the Baltimore County Council passed a measure last year to waive animal adoption and spay or neuter fees for veterans who are Baltimore County residents during the Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays. During the remainder of the year, veterans living in Baltimore County will receive a 50-percent discount on animal adoptions and spay or neuter services.
BCAS is located at 13800 Manor Road, Baldwin, Maryland 21013. Shelter adoption hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In honor of the holiday, the shelter will be open Monday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Day: 'Purr-fect' Time to Adopt
“The Memorial Day holiday is a purr-fect time for our veterans and the general public to adopt a new cat or dog,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services, who owns two cats. “Not only can you save money, but the holiday provides additional time at home to help your new pet adjust.”