Effective immediately, the Tri-County Animal Shelter after hours drop-off kennel and cage area is closed to the public. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners recently revised the minimum standards of care for animals in Maryland animal shelters. To comply with these standards, we ask that the public not use these facilities.

The Tri-County Animal Shelter will accept animals in the main lobby area,MondaythroughFridayfrom10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.and from8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.on Saturdays.


The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at6707 Animal Shelter Roadin Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. 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.http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html


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.