Ground has been broken for the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, to be located at the intersection of Muncaster Mill and Airpark roads in Derwood. The new facility, which is expected to open in the summer of 2013, will replace the current outdated shelter on Rothgeb Drive that lacks sufficient space and equipment to meet current needs.
In Fiscal Year 2011, the Police Department’s Animal Services Division and the shelter operator, the Montgomery County Humane Society (MCHS), received 12,561 animal-related calls for service and the shelter staff handled 7,713 domestic and wild animals. In addition, MCHS reunited 1,163 lost pets with their owners and coordinated adoptions of 2,811 domestic animals to new homes.
At 49,160 gross square feet, the eventual three-building complex will greatly expand the County’s ability to safely and hygienically care for animals; as well as serve as a public adoption center and community education resource for animal care issues.
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Plum Gar Recreation Center
The renovated center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2013, will serve the East Germantown area and provide recreation and leisure services to all residents.
Facilities will include a full-size gymnasium, 150-seat social hall, catering kitchen, conference room, game room, weight and exercise room, multipurpose activities room and computer lab. Programs will include a wide range of activities and classes for all ages, an after-school program, senior program, open gym sports, drop-in games and more. The center is located on Scenery Dr. in Germantown.
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POSTED AT: Friday, February 03, 2012 | 8:00:00 AM