The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following March monthly promotions and reminders:

Paws to Read (Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 31)

Come give the shelter pups some extra love and enrichment by reading to them. Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. You can visit the animals Mondays through Fridays fromnoon to 5 p.m.and Saturdays10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Catrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17)

On this special day, all cat adoption fees will be reduced to $3 and all kitten fees to $17. Come in and find your furry match. You and your new friend will both feel lucky!

Volunteers Needed

The shelter is always in need of volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist with caring for the many animals at our facility. There are several volunteer duties offered, including walking shelter dogs, spending time with the cats, taking photos of adoptable pets, general housekeeping, washing dishes and toys, cleaning kennels, and assisting with laundry. Volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Call the shelter at301-932-1713for additional information and volunteer paperwork.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at6707 Animal Shelter Roadin Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at301-932-1713or800-903-1992. Adoption hours areMondayFriday,noon to 5 p.m.andSaturday,10 a.m. to 3 p.m.To view animals available for adoption, visithttp://www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalShelter/Tri-County-Animal-Shelterorhttp://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.htmlto find your “purrfect” pet. Follow the Tri-County Animal Shelter on Facebook for adoptable pets, pet tips, and more atwww.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD/. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD:800-735-2258.

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