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Brief: Name Own Adoption Fee This Month

— Through Jan. 31, the Montgomery County Humane Society, located at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, is allowing adopters to name their own adoption fee for the shelter’s cats, dogs and other animals.

An additional cost is the county’s pet licensing fee which is required for all Montgomery County residents’ pets.

Prospective adopters should come prepared. Here's what to bring:

  • Please bring a government-issued ID and proof of address if current address is not on the ID.

  • If renting a home, bring proof of the landlord's approval to have a pet.

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

  • Adopters may name their own adoption fee through Jan. 31.

The Montgomery County Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization that has provided animal sheltering services for Montgomery County since 1958. MCHS provides a range of services that save lives by caring for vulnerable animals and by putting pets in new, loving homes. Other MCHS services promote animal welfare and the human-animal bond through humane education, community outreach, access to affordable pet-related resources, foster care, animal enrichment and training programs, and more. Visit www.mchumane.org to learn more, or call 240-773-5960 and select option 4. Hours to visit with the animals are weekdays, noon-7 p.m., and weekends, noon-5 p.m.; closed Wednesdays.