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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets
The scariest, spookiest time of the year is upon us. This is the time when all the ghosts, goblins, ghouls and other monsters will be out in full force visiting our homes. The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center recommends that dog and cat owners take precautions to keep their pets safe this Halloween.
ARC Volunteer Receives National Award
Montgomery County Animal Resource Center volunteer, John Crouch, has been named the 2014 “Diane Lane Memorial Award” recipient by the National Animal Control Association for outstanding volunteer service.
John’s dedication to the ARC stretches 17 years. An important part of a successful adoption program is the ability to present a clean, well-groomed dog. John volunteers full-time each week to bathe and groom the many dogs that come to the ARC. He came to the shelter without any knowledge of grooming, and worked for a short time with a professional groomer to learn the craft. John grooms 10 or more dogs a day. The current grooming room was developed with John’s input and is truly his place at the shelter.
According to NACA, the nominee selected to win this award must be someone who is not directly employed in the animal control field, but is a volunteer in animal welfare-related activities. He or she will have demonstrated exceptional dedication or performed outstanding work far beyond the requirements of the volunteer position.
The ARC adopts out thousands of dogs each year. John bathes and grooms all of them before they are moved into the adoption room. Along with that number, John clips, brushes and bathes other dogs and puppies that come to the shelter in horrific shape. This is truly a testament to his caring for sheltered animals.
“John truly exemplifies the spirit for which this award was created,” said ARC Director Mark Kumpf. “There is no doubt that John’s long term commitment to the ARC is reflected in the positive comments we receive from the public about the cleanliness of the shelter and the animals for adoption.”
John travelled to Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, September 4, 2014 to receive his award at the annual NACA Conference.
In 2010 and 2012, the Montgomery County ARC received the NACA Outstanding Agency Award for its effective training program for personnel, outstanding/innovative public education programs, and active community involvement.
Veterinary Intern Program
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is proud to partner with multiple universities across the country on its Veterinary Intern Program. These veterinary students gain valuable, hands-on experience during their time at the ARC. Click on the photo below to view the video:
Don't forget your dog is required by law to display a valid 2014 Dog License
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is proud to be one of only 60 Shelters in US that participates in the Pets Mart Charities Rescue Waggin! Please watch this video to learn more!
ARC thanks the Iams Corporation for their generosity and support of our shelter. The premium food that Iams donates to feed the 10,000+ cats and dogs that come to us each year is a huge help! The waste bag dispensers at the Montgomery County Bark Park help keep the park clean and make it a fun place to visit.