We do not run a shelter, but we care deeply about the local shelter and work hard to help the animals there. We often hear from people who think we run the Prince George's County shelter, but that is a municipal facility funded and operated solely by the Animal Management Group (AMG), an office within the Department of Environmental Resources in the Prince George's County government. There is no contractor; the shelter is staffed entirely by county employees, under the direction and leadership of AMG Chief Rodney Taylor. In 2009, AMG moved from the old Forestville shelter to a new animal control facility located at 3750 Brown Station Rd. in Upper Marlboro. The shelter staff can be reached on 301-780-7200.
As one of the largest municipalities in the region, Prince George's County has an equally large animal population and all the challenges that go along with it. But you can help, and we urge you to get involved: Volunteer, either at the county shelter or with a local group like ours that is trying to make a difference. If you can't volunteer, become a member and consider donating, so we can continue to work on these issues on your behalf. And be sure to let your elected officialsknow that you care about animal welfare issues and that your expectations for the county are high. And don't forget to join our e-mail list, so we can keep you informed.