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The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County was founded in 2005 and moved to its beautiful home in downtown Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2011. In this homey atmosphere, our rescued cats live in their own furnished rooms with screened doors and much enrichment and care to ensure they are healthy and happy. We also always have a special cat who is given the run of the house. Our goal is to rescue strays and give-ups from high-kill shelters in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and then foster them for a period to ascertain their health and get them the medical support they need such as neutering, shots, medicines and love. Then, they come to AWLMC Shelter and await their forever homes with you.

Here's a gallery of our current cats. Please note that some have already found their forever homes and are no longer available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or check out our page on Cats and Kittens. 

It's Kitten Season and we've got the cutest babies ready for adoption.

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We also have wonderful cats of all ages and personalities

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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

How To Contact Us

  • General Requests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Donations of SuppliesThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Requests to Give up Cat to Shelter:  Taking In Cats And Kittens
  • Inquiries About Low-Cost Spay/Neuter ServicesThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Applications To Chompers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Inquiries About Volunteering: Volunteering At AWLMC
  • Inquiries About Adopting Cats and/or Kittens: About Adoptions and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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