Greenbelt Animal Shelter Hits Capacity for Cats and Dogs

"It's never been like that, and we just have no room," says Kim DeAnglis, shelter manager.

The Greenbelt Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter that sometimes goes to extraordinary lengths to save animals lives, from rescuing , to taking in that was hit by a car. 

On the flip side, the more animals they save, the more animals they have to care for and feed. So they could use a little help from their friends right now as the shelter is at capacity, according to Kim DeAngelis, shelter manager.

On Thursday, DeAngelis reported adding four dog crates to the floor because the kennels were full. It is also maxed out with cats, 24 in all, plus a room full of kittens, according to DeAngelis

"I don't know if we're getting dumped on or not because we're no-kill," DeAngelis said, "But it's never been like that, and we just have no room."

If you've been thinking about adopting a cat, dog or kitten into your family, the Greenbelt Animal Shelter's hours are Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, and by appointment. For more information call (301) 474-6124 or (240) 508-7533.

Bailey Henneberg September 21, 2012 at 03:44 PM
A Facebook reader asked about donations. So I called the shelter. Here's what Kim DeAngelis answered: They could use dog and cat food. Kim said she didn't want to be picky, but food with dye tends to make the animals throw up, particularly the cats. If a food is red, yellow, or green it is likely to have dye she said. She also said the shelter could always use clumping cat litter, laundry detergent, bleach and dish detergent. If someone wanted to donate money, that could go to the vet bills, Kim said. Donors could make checks out to the city, and note that it's for the animal shelter, she said.
Celia Craze September 22, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Kind readers - We are also asking for individuals and families who would volunteer to provide foster care for one of our shelter tenants. Since the animals have all been vetted, we are fairly confident that the dogs and cats are healthy. The shelter staff also spends time with each of the animals, so we have a good idea as to the social skills of our available adoptables. Fosters and provide housing for a week or a month - any amount of time you can give to providing temporary housing while we have an overflowing shelter would help us. The only cost to the foster family is the cost of food. If you think you could foster a dog or cat - either now or sometime in the future - please email me at ccraze@greenbeltmd.gov. Thank you - Celia Craze Director City of Greenbelt Dept. of Planning and Community Development (and Animal Control)
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