Calvert County Celebrates National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
PRINCE FREDERICK, Maryland – November 1, 2021 –In recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 1-7, the Calvert County Public Safety Department and Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter honor the dedicated people who work to protect animals by through shelters and rescue organizations.
“Animal shelters are an important resource and a safe haven for animals,” said Director of Public Safety Jackie Vaughan. “Our staff and volunteers not only provide shelter and care for homeless animals, they provide essential services to investigate and protect animals from cruelty and neglect, reunite lost animals with their families, and assist owners. animals to locate nearby resources for animal health and welfare.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 3,500 animal shelters in the United States that accommodate approximately 6 to 8 million homeless animals each year.
The Humane Society of the United States suggests several ways residents can help show appreciation and support for their local shelters and rescues:
- Adopt a pet. If you’re ready to add a furry, feathered, or scaled member to your family, consider adopting it from a local shelter or rescue group. See the adoptable pets available at the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter by visiting www.CalvertCountyAnimalShelter.com.
- Become a fan. Like and follow the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter on Facebook and Instagram, and invite your friends and family to do the same. Help animals find their forever home by sharing animal posts.
- Become a host family. Foster care is invaluable as it allows young animals to grow and the sick and injured to heal. If you are interested in becoming a foster home with the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter, please contact Volunteer and Rescue Coordinator Dani Dickerson at [email protected] to learn more.
- Grant a wish or two. Our animals and staff always appreciate our community’s help with certain supplies. Check out our shelter wish list to see how you can help.
- Home help. If you already have a pet, you can help make the job of shelters and rescues easier by making sure there are fewer animals in need of shelter. Make sure your cats and dogs have collars and proper ID, have your pets spayed, provide a safe outdoor space, and keep pets on a leash when they are not on your property.
- Say thank you. Take a minute to show your gratitude to the dedicated staff and volunteers who care for our animals in need! Share a “happy tail” of a pet you have adopted or been reunited with through your local shelter or rescue. Give them a wink on social media and share the value they bring to your community.
The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is an open-admission animal shelter operated by the Animal Shelters Division of the Calvert County Department of Public Safety.