PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 9, 2018 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will usher in a new era for the humane treatment of animals Tuesday, Oct. 9, as it officially cuts the ribbon on the new Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter in Prince Frederick. The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., rain or shine, at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick. The shelter will officially open November 1.

“We are excited about the anticipated opening of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter and are looking forward to assisting animals in our community,” said Animal Shelter Division Chief Crystal Dowd. “This ribbon cutting ceremony brings us one step closer to providing much-needed services to county residents and allows us to fulfill our division’s mission and the vision of Linda Kelley.”

The new 13,000-square-foot facility will offer an estimated 200 animals a safe and humane space complete with fenced-in play yards, cat condos, a cat patio, indoor and outdoor meet-and-greet areas for dogs, grooming and bathing space, an exotic animal room and a 1,380-square-foot barn to house livestock should there be an increased need. The facility is named after former county commissioner and animal rights advocate Linda L. Kelley.

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