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Welcoming New Animal Services and Adoption Center

Allan Cohen, president and founder of McPaw, accepts a proclamation from County Councilmember Phil Andrews and County Executive Ike Leggett at the opening preview of the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Friday, Feb. 28. Andrews and Leggett will face each other, and former County Executive Doug Duncan, in the June Democratic primary for County Executive. Cohen and McPaw were instrumental in developing the new animal center to be welcoming to the public and to focus primarily on adoption.

Allan Cohen, president and founder of McPaw, accepts a proclamation from County Councilmember Phil Andrews and County Executive Ike Leggett at the opening preview of the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Friday, Feb. 28. Andrews and Leggett will face each other, and former County Executive Doug Duncan, in the June Democratic primary for County Executive. Cohen and McPaw were instrumental in developing the new animal center to be welcoming to the public and to focus primarily on adoption. Photo by Mary Kimm.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice, Council members Phil Andrews, Nancy Navarro, and Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger celebrated the completion of the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center at a preview opening reception on Friday evening, Feb. 28, it was standing room only as visitors toured the new space.

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About the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center: Address: 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood Phone Number: 240-773-5900 Call 9-1-1 to report an animal emergency Call 301-279-8000 to report an animal-related non-emergencyHours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 - 7 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Saturday & Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m. After hours call 301-279-8000Animal Services and Adoption Center website is www.montgomerycou...

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility was scheduled for Saturday, March 1.

The shelter is a new 49,160-square-foot facility designed to facilitate local families adopting local animals. It includes public adoption areas, private animal holding and treatment areas, classroom, conference room and office space. Located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Muncaster Mill Road and Airpark Drive in Gaithersburg, the facility will operated primarily by the Montgomery County Police Department Animal Services Division.