Animal Shelter

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is an open admission animal shelter located in Prince Frederick, Maryland. It is managed by the Animal Shelter Division under the Department of Public Safety and the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners.

Location

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Hours

Monday (Open for reclaim/surrender only): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Holiday & Inclement Weather Hours

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter follows the holiday schedule set forth by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners. The shelter will also follow all weather-related closures or any other closures of Calvert County Government.

Mission Statement

Provide compassionate, humane care and treatment to the shelter population and responsibly re-home animals into the community.

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter also aspires to meet all requirements listed in the Five Freedoms.

The Five Freedoms

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor.
  2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Freedom to express (most) normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
  5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

Holiday & Inclement Weather Hours

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will follow the holiday schedule set forth by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners. The shelter will also follow all weather-related closures or any other closures of Calvert County Government.