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.
Montgomery County animal shelter.http://www.mchumane .org
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.)
In suburban Virginia:
Arlington Shelterhttp://www.awla. org/index. shtml and
Alexandria Shelterhttp://alexandriaan imals.org/ ~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 ounty.gov/ police/animalser vices/