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

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (Sunday, April 8 to Saturday, April 14)

Did you know children and senior citizens are the most common victims of dog bites? Remind your children to never look a dog directly in the eye, avoid rough housing with dogs, and never to startle a dog. Always supervise your children around dogs, no matter how trusted the dog is.

National Pet Identification Week (Monday, April 15 to Saturday, April 21)

During this special week, the shelter will offer microchips for $10 and pet identification tags for $1. Pets with identification have a higher chance of returning home when they get lost than pets without identification. Keep your pet safe and make sure they have the identification they need.

Adopt a Shelter Pet Days (Friday, April 27;Saturday, April 28; andMonday, April 30)

During these special days, adopt your new furry best friend for a reduced fee of $42.50 for cats and $62.50 for dogs. When you adopt, it not only brightens your pet’s life, but yours as well!

Free Spay/Neuter Clinics

Are you income-disadvantaged and own pets? You may qualify for free altering of pets. Call Paw Prints Animal Hospital at301-885-0263or Humane Society of Charles County at301-645-8181for more details.

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, visitwww.CharlesCountyMD.gov/ES/AnimalShelter/Tri-County-Animal-Shelterorwww.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.

About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.