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PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –Aug. 12, 2020–August is “Clear the Shelter Month” in Calvert County and citizens are encouraged to schedule an appointment at the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter to meet one of the many amazing animals looking for a home. Help a friendly feline find a “furrever” home, or start a happy “tail” with a loveable dog or other animal in need of a family.

“This campaign helps remind citizens that there are many wonderful animals without a home who would provide a family years of companionship and love,” said Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “We are proud to do our part to help animals have a second chance at a good life.”

The shelter remains closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic but families and individuals can meet an animal by scheduling an adoption appointment. Citizens can schedule an adoption appointment by calling 410-535-7387. Residents are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Residents who are unable to rehome an animal can always provide the shelter assistance through donated items including blankets, toys, dry and canned food, carriers and more. Visitonlinefor a full list of shelter wish list items. For monetary donations, citizens can contact the nonprofit organization Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter at 301-399-0107.

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is managed by the Animal Shelter Division of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety. The shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick. For more information about adopting from the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter visitwww.CalvertCountyAnimalShelter.com.

Find information on Calvert County Government services online atwww.CalvertCountyMd.gov. Stay up to date with Calvert County Government on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/CalvertCountyMd.