Area Animal Shelters

You can bring animals to out of area open-admission shelters.  You are not limited to your area.

D.C. and Baltimore Shelters with Open Admission Policies where without criticizing any other open-admission shelters, animals sometimes fare better --


MD SPCA in Baltimore on Falls Road has a $25 per cat surrender fee,

however, they cannot guarantee placement.  They are developing a program

though to enable you to foster an animal in your home and present him or

her on their website. 

See: http://www.mdspca. org

and http://www.mdspca. org/adoption/ rehoming. html


Montgomery County animal shelter.

http://www.mchumane .org

(see: http://www.mchumane .org/shelterstat s.shtml and

http://www.mchumane .org/rescue. shtml )


Annapolis SPCA  (They work hard to save, but are pretty loaded.  If a cat is 

potentially harder to adopt due to age, temperament, any medical concerns

I would ask beforehand as to the potential longevity of the cat's stay.)

http://www.aacspca. org/information/



In suburban Virginia:


Arlington Shelter

http://www.awla. org/index. shtml and

 http://www.awla. org/animal- rescue-surrender .shtml

and http://www.awla. org/community- services. shtml


Alexandria Shelter

http://alexandriaan ~awla/give. cfm

Again, no guarantees but better than some alternatives.


Fairfax Shelter works with a large number of placement groups but does

not always accept out of area animals (or at least I think so).

http://www.fairfaxc police/animalser vices/