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MC Animal Services to Host “Holiday S.O.S” Pet Adoption Drive

After a surge of cruelty cases, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter is looking to the community for help with displaced animals in need of forever homes.

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will host a “Holiday S.O.S.” pet adoption drive this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18. MCASAC will offer no-cost adoptions in an effort to find new homes for homeless pets before the holidays.

The event is also an effort to relieve the strain of the shelter’s excess population due to several recent cases that resulted in the confiscation of over one hundred animals. 2016 has been an unprecedented year for MCASAC in the number of animals confiscated in animal cruelty cases including the “Rockville 66” case on New Year’s Day which brought 66 dogs into the shelter.

Between September and November alone, the shelter acquired over 110 cats and dogs via several humane law enforcement cases. Animal cruelty charges are being filed in several of these cases. Some of the animals cannot be made available for adoption until their case is finalized, leaving the shelter with less space for the animals coming in on a day-to-day basis.

“We really, really need our community’s help right now,” says Shelter Manager,