Welcome to Friends’ Website

Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Inc., exists to help the thousands of homeless pets that arrive each year at this open-access shelter. 

It was formed by the shelter’s volunteers to do what this government-run shelter cannot do itself: Ask for money to supplement its slim county budget, solicit in-kind assistance from businesses and individuals and promote the many good things being done by AACAC for needy pets in Anne Arundel County both in and out of the shelter. Friends of AACAC provides the animals with thousands of dollars in food, vet visits, flea/tick medications and other fairly basic day-to-day comforts that are not covered by the shelter’s budget, as well as bigger ticket enhancements to the shelter such as sound-abatement improvements to its dog adoption gallery. Because the members of Friends of AACAC are shelter volunteers, we see its needs up close, and we look every day into the eyes of frightened animals that need our help – and yours.

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​He looked about him and he knew he had found what he had been looking for. He had found more than his true heart's desire...He had found a forever home!

-Michael Delaware
Blue and the Magical Forest

How To Help

Your financial donations help us buy items needed by the animals in bulk and at substantial savings, as well as pay for bigger ticket needs. But we also have a wish list of items we are looking for – some of which you might just have at home right now.

Come Join Us

Become a volunteer! Whether you are helping in the dog and cat adoption galleries or any of the many other opportunities the shelter has available, you are always welcome. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at the shelter, click below.

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Our Facebook page highlights the remarkable stories of hope and love that happen every day at the shelter, from pets being reunited with long-lost owners to touching stories of compassion by both those who visit the shelter and those who work there.


P.O. Box 45
Millersville, MD 21108

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An IRS-Recognized Charity

FRIENDS of Anne Arundel County Animal Control is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to FRIENDS of Anne Arundel County Animal Control are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law.