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County offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

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Department ofAnimal Services

Animal Services is responsible for enforcing the laws that protect animals, sheltering and returning stray pets to their owners and promoting responsible pet ownership.

Animal Services Current Status

May 26, 2024


Animal Services

All Baltimore County Animal Services facilities are open and operating normally.



  • Pet Surrenders—We encourage families to seek placement of pets with friends or family before surrendering your pet to the shelter. If you need help with rehoming your animal or need to surrender it to the shelter, please call 410-887-7297.
  • Volunteers Wanted—If you're dedicated to walking dogs or can't get enough of cuddling cats, we need you as a BCAS volunteer
  • Fosters Wanted—We’re actively looking for fosters who can house and care for orphaned kittens and mother cats with kittens until the kittens are eligible to be spayed or neutered (eight weeks and two pounds). If you’re interested in fostering, submit an application.
  • Work With Us—BCAS is seeking qualified, compassionate, highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team. We offer career opportunities in shelter operations, veterinary medicine and field services. 


View the Maryland Department of Agriculture shelter activity quarterly reports:

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Wildlife Control

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides formation, referrals, and services for wildlife nuisances, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation. It is generally illegal to trap raccoons, foxes, squirrels, opossums, skunks, deer, rabbits, snakes and most birds, unless the landowner has obtained a valid permit from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). To learn more, call 1-877-463-6497.

Contact Us

Animal Services

13800 Manor Road
Baldwin, Maryland 21013

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adoption Hours

Tuesday to Sunday
Noon to 5 p.m.

Redemption Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owner Surrender Hours

Tuesday to Sunday
9 a.m. to Noon

Stray Intake Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Division Chief

Carrie McCloskey


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