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Humane Society of Carroll County Facebook Twitter
2517 Littlestown Pike
Westminster, MD 21158-2230

410-848-4810 - voice
410-875-9736 - fax

Office HoursAdoption Hours Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-2; Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8-4, Sat 9-2
Contact 1Karen Baker
Executive Director
410-848-4810 - voice
Contact 2Ken Mays
President, Board of Directors
PurposeTo attempt to alleviate pain and suffering of animals, educate the public about their needs, shelter the lost and unwanted, reunite and adopt as many as possible, and enforce the laws pertaining to their regulation and humane keeping.
ServiceEnforces county and state laws relating to animals, their care, control, and licensing. Provides shelter and care for unwanted animals, placing them for adoption in a good home whenever possible. Adoptions stop one-half hour before closing each day. Keeps records of all lost and found animals in Carroll County. Pictures of lost animals housed at the shelter and available for adoption can be seen on its Internet site On call 24 hours a day for emergencies such as life-threatening situations involving severely injured domestic stray animals, wild animals within a home, and assisting police when called upon for help. Handles more than 4,500 domestic animals each year. Enforces Chapter 90 of the Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances of Carroll County (Animals) and Title 10, Subtitle 6 of the Maryland Annotated Code (Crimes Relating To Animals). Offers an after-hours animal drop-off area but encourages citizens to bring their own animals in during normal business hours; there is no charge to bring animals to the shelter. Provides humane euthanasia service for a nominal fee during regular business hours. Keeps updated file on all county dog licenses for the last 3 years, alphabetically and numerically; an after hours answering service has numerical listing of current year's dog licenses. All domesticated cats and dogs are scanned for microchips upon entry. Investigates ALL complaints of cruelty to animals; takes action if warranted and may prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Conducts tours and educational programs for Scouts, schools, and senior centers when possible. Dog licenses may be purchased at the Humane Society, most veterinary hospitals in the county, and numerous other locations in the county (SEE: DOG LICENSES — CARROLL COUNTY). Volunteer opportunities are available, see our website, if interested a volunteer form can be mailed to you and you can attend our next volunteer orientation. Speakers available on various topics when possible; call for information.
EligibilityResidents of other counties may also adopt animals.
Area ServedServes Carroll County.
SubjectsAdoption - Animals, Animal Control, Animal Cruelty, Animal/Bird Rescue, Humane Societies, Licenses/Permits, Rabies, Spay/Neuter Assistance - Cats And Dogs, Speakers' Bureau, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated21 April 2023