Until further notice: Cecil County Administration Building is open by appointment only. Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Visit the Coronavirus Information page:


We are so touched by the response of our community as we navigate through altering services in response to COVID-19. The health of our community, staff, and animals is our first priority. So many of you have asked how you can help remotely during this trying time. The following is a list of ways you can help!

Adoption - What better time than to adopt a new furry family member! We are scheduling adoptions by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting a new best friend, please send us a message or call us at 410-441-2040.

Fostering - So many of us are spending time at home. This is a perfect opportunity to welcome a lonely foster pet into your home to decompress and get lots of love and attention. If you are interested in fostering a cat or dog, please send us a message or call us at 410-441-2040.

Donations - We are always in need of donations. Our current needs include:

  • Purina Busy Bones
  • Cat Toys
  • Canned Cat Food(any brand)
  • Pedigree Dry Dog Food
  • Pedigree Canned Dog Food
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Any brand of food for our Pet Pantry

Donations can be dropped off in the rear of the shelter building. Linens and newspaper are not being accepted at this time.

Visit our Amazon Wishlist at the following link to make a donation:

Make a Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to our Foundation

Thank you from the bottom of our paws.

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Below, you can see some of the animals currently staying with us that are looking for forever homes.
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Adoption Fees
Cats & Kittens $40 
Dogs  $70 (includes Cecil County dog license)
Ask about current specials on our adoption fees!

Adoptable Pets:

Redeeming Your Pet

Pets can be redeemed at our shelter seven days a week during normal business hours (excluding major holidays). The pet redemption fee is $25. A $10 rabies vaccination fee is required unless proof of an up to date vaccination is provided. Please bring a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of ownership. Proof of ownership includes photos, veterinary records,  microchip registration, etc. We look forward to reuniting you with your pet!

Mission Statement:


The Cecil County Animal Services Division (CCAS) is committed to providing quality care and innovative services to the animals and people of Cecil County through the preservation and promotion of the human/animal bond and the protection of animals from abuse and neglect while ensuring thoughtful consideration is given to the best interest of the community.  This is accomplished through transparency, open communication, public awareness, partnership-building, and, most importantly, the humane treatment of the animals served through the shelter.


CCAS serves as the County’s Animal Control Authority and provides quality care to animals in the community through the management of an open-admission shelter.  Additional programs and services provides through this Division include the Pet Pantry Program, Adoption and Foster Services, Behavioral Helpline, Pet Loss Support, Humane Education, Project Safe Haven, "Seniors for Seniors," Pet Visitation Program, Volunteer Initiatives, and Pet Re-homing Intervention.

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