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Please Note that The AWLMC Shelter will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd to December 30th. There will be no adoption events during this time.

Happy Holidays From AWLMC!!

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Check out A Cat Clinic! This clinic is a feline-only vet that gives back to the community in many different ways, including offering internships to up-and-coming veterinarians, giving educational talks in the community and providing medical services to cats who would not otherwise receive it.

Their annual food drive to benefit The AWLMC Shelter is on now!

Thank you to all who choose to donate! The cats and the volunteers appreciate your generosity!

Thank you so much, A Cat Clinic!

Spread the word: #IChoseToRescue Hashtag during this holiday season. AWLMC is a participant in the important goal of adopting your pets from a shelter. Give the gift of a second life.

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AWLMC has achieved so much since its inception in September 2005. We continue as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Our every effort is guided by our mission: improving the lives of Montgomery County residents and animals through programs directed at education, adoption, animal shelter, and low-cost spay/neuter services.

The AWLMC operates and maintains a no-kill cat shelter in Montgomery County, MD. Since 2005 we have completed 1,561 cat adoptions. Our homey adoption friendly shelter is located in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. We moved into this location in 2011 and modified the interior to have 5 group rooms for the cats and allow space for floor cats to roam throughout the building. We have cat trees at every window and large climbing trees in the central areas. We added an outside storage shed on the property. We utilize all of the building to make the cats in our care safe and comfortable, and to offer potential adopters space to meet the purrfect cat for their household.

The AWLMC provides education and resources for low-cost spay/neuter services, keeping animals from reproducing litters that would ultimately end up in municipal shelters. In February 2010, the AWLMC launched our first Spay/Neuter initiative, offering 100 free sterilization surgeries to the cats of Montgomery County residents facing economic hardship. Since 2010 3,300 pets have been sterilized through the AWLMC program. This program is successful when fewer unwanted litters are taken to municipal shelters.

The AWLMC provides pet food to pet owners who are facing economic hardship, so they have the means necessary to keep their companion animals. The Chompers Pet Food Bank began in December 2010 to address a need in our community, and it is now a permanent part of our services to Montgomery County. To date, we have distributed 50,503 pounds of free pet food to 2,269 pet owners in need. We have assisted 490 senior citizen pet owners, many who have multiple animals in their households. We have found that some were feeding their animals instead of themselves, or forgoing needed medicines before finding our program.

Amazing dedicated volunteers enable AWLMC to help many people and animals. Also critical to continuing our mission is the support of donors who, like us, love animals and want to help. We have set a goal of raising $30,000 annually to support our shelter and programs. We need your help. Every donation, large and small, is greatly appreciated and goes directly to helping people and animals in Montgomery County.

Thank you so much for your support.

The AWLMC Board of Directors

President: Mary Jane Walling
Vice President: Kate Alman
Treasurer: Deb Sampson
Secretary: Nona Silver
Director: Ann Damon

Loved meeting all the cats in a happy stress free environment - the cats all seemed so happy and relaxed allowing for their personalities to come out. We found our perfect new family member! The... Read More…

Jeri Worth Crist

Highly recommend. Great atmosphere and great people working there. Felt so comfortable with everyone and I know the animals there are well cared for and well loved. The brothers we adopted are... Read More…

Sherill Anne Gross

The AWLMC is a very caring and loving shelter..

I started sending them emails just after midnight on New Year's Eve about Kinsey who I was interested in adopting .. They responded to me right away... Read More…

Roseann Mangano

This is a home for the cats more than a shelter. Each cat is treated like family in a welcoming and comfortable environment. They have great success matching families with the perfect cat.

Kristen Braun (Volunteer)

Our adoption experience at AWLMC was amazing. The building was cozy and clean and the perfect environment to meet many wonderful furry friends. The volunteers,esp Jeanne and Susan, were warm,... Read More…

Vanessa Mallory Kotz

Our adoption experience at AWLMC was amazing. The building was cozy and clean and the perfect environment to meet many wonderful furry friends. The volunteers,esp Jeanne and Susan, were warm,... Read More…

Stephen Nickerson

What a great experience visiting and adopting from AWLMC. It is such a natural environment to visit the kitties in that you truly get to experience them in their true form. The volunteers are so... Read More…

Rachel Feldman

Great experience when i adopted my dog. They worked with me once bart chose me as his owner. He was waiting for his final round of shots before i could take him home, but they let me visit often- and... Read More…

Tom W. Jr. Antczak

Just adopted two beautiful and friendly tabby littermates with my fiancee from the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County. The 9 week old kittens had been lovingly raised in a foster home and... Read More…

Phil McGehee

We adopted our boy, Alesandro, from here. The process was very hassle free and he is a perfect edition to our home. My daughter loved going to see all of the cats, she's a cat fanatic. If we ever... Read More…

Erica Christine Stumpf

I adopted my pitbull/lab mix when he was 8 months from here last summer. He is the most amazing and perfect dog for my family. I never have been there before, & all of the employees made me feel very... Read More…

Lisa Benedict

Mailing Address: PO Box 7041 • Gaithersburg, MD 20898 

Shelter Location: 12 Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone Number: 301.740.2511

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  • Inquiries About Volunteering: Volunteering At AWLMC
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