Animal Welfare League Of Frederick County - Frederick Pet Shelter

Animal Welfare League Of Frederick County

The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. We promote the humane treatment of all animals through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other humane organizations.

  • Shelter Address
  • 1202 East Patrick St., Suite 13A
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Phone
  • (301) 663-5855
  • Contact Name
  • Contact eMail
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs/Cats
  • Location served
  • Frederick County

Adoption Process

1. Check out our cats for adoption via Petfinder or by visiting our adoption center or by visiting our exhibits at Petsmart. Plan to spend a few hours getting to know the cat and bring the entire family who will be living with the cat. 2. Plan to spend at least an hour or more on completing the adoption application and contract. We also spend time talking with adopters to educate them on important information about nutrition, scratching, litter box behaviors, etc. Even experienced cat owners can learn new information. 3. Our adoption fee is $150 for one cat or $250 for two cats. This fee includes: spay or neuter of the cat, all core vaccines (FVRCP and rabies), deworming, feline leukemia/FIV testing, and microchipping. 4. Last, but by no means least important, we have two non-negotiables when it comes to adopting our cats: We do not allow declawing. This is an inhumane surgery which mutilates a cat by amputating its first digit. This procedure can cause behavior issues, including inappropriate wetting and insecurity. It has been outlawed by most European countries and is opposed by the ASPCS and HSUS. If you must have a declawed cat, we encourage you to visit Frederick County Animal Control as they sometimes have declawed cats. We require that you keep your cat indoors. We know cats love the outdoors but it doesn't love them. In fact, the top cat killers are cars and attacks by dogs, other cats, and wildlife. Protect your cat by keeping it indoors.

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