Last Weekend For Waived/Discounted Adoption Fees at MCASAC

This is the last weekend for discounted and waived adoption fees at the Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center as part of its participation in NBC/Telemundo’s nationwide “Clear the Shelters” adoption event.

Per Montgomery County:

From Aug. 23 through Sept. 19, all adoption fees will be discounted by 50 percent. Animals who have been waiting for a home for more than 30 days will have fees completely waived. Adopters can view available animals online at Animals with waived fees will be labeled as “Hidden Gems” both online and in the shelter.



New Pet Hospital opens in Olney

Olney Village Center will welcome its newest tenant this Saturday as a branch of the Banfield Pet Hospital officially opens.

Banfield is the largest private veterinarian practice on the United States, with 800 facilities nationwide. The Olney location will become the seventh branch of Banfield to open in MoCo.

Hours for the hospital are scheduled for 8-6 every day except Sunday. Due to coronavirus precautions, customers will have to wait in their cars and contact the hospital via phone for their appointments.

More information is available on Banfield’s website:

By Isaac Donsky


With coronavirus continuing to keep everyone stuck inside, now seems like the best time to foster animals.

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood has said that they have experienced “an overwhelming amount of community support and foster inquiries”, and that applications for fostering are now taking up to 2 weeks to process.

Fostering involves taking animals in from shelters into homes for a brief period of time. These animals can range from those that have not adapted to shelter life to animals recovering from illness or surgery.

Brookeville resident Cathy Lewis is currently fostering a mother dog and her puppies. She said that many people want to foster now because everyone is home during the pandemic and there’s time to do so.

To find out more information on fostering, as well as the necessary steps to become a foster, you can visit

Featured Photo courtesy of Cathy Lewis

By Isaac Donsky


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