Montgomery County Humane Society Competes in ASPCA Challenge

Montgomery County Humane Society Competes in ASPCA Challenge

— The weekend of Aug. 3-5 kicks off the Montgomery County Humane Society’s Home Run Adoption Challenge, as MCHS competes in the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

Pet lovers who adopt a dog or cat this year during the months of August, September or October will not only give a loving home to a homeless pet, they will ultimately help MCHS save more lives.

MCHS is one of 50 shelters around the country — and the only one in the D.C. region — that made it through the online qualifying heat earlier this year.

The goal is for each competing shelter to find homes for at least 300 more cats and dogs than during the same period in 2011.

Hours will be extended as follows: Friday, Aug, 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Prospective adopters should bring:

  • A government issued ID and proof of address if current address is not on the ID.

  • If you rent your home, bring proof of your landlord’s approval to have a pet.

  • Collars, leashes, and cat carriers will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own if you like.

  • Adoption fees will be waived Aug. 3-4-5 except for the county license required for Montgomery County residents. The license fee must be paid by check or money order.

  • Bring all family members to choose the new pet.

  • Fill out an adoption application and meet with staff to help ensure a good match.

For more information about MCHS, visit