Programs and Services provided by FCHS:


Emergency Pet Food Bank

We offer assistance to Frederick County residents who cannot feed their pets on a temporary basis. Through the pet food bank, families are able to pickup pet food at our office, up to three (3) times each year. FCHS distributes on average more than 700 pounds of dry food and 300 cans of wet food to over than 100 Frederick County dogs and cats.

Rabies and Microchip Clinics

Four times a year, the FCHS holds low-cost rabies vaccination and micro chipping clinics for residents of Frederick County. Clinics are held at various locations throughout Frederick County. The locations and dates for our clinics are posted in advance on our website and social media outlets.

Quick Fix for Cats Program

The Frederick County Humane Society sponsors the Quick Fix Cat clinics twice a year (February and September); Pricing for the Quick Fix Program is as follows:

  • • Female Cats: $35.00 each

  • • Male Cats: $25.00 each

  • • Rabies Vaccine (optional): $15.00 each

  • • All of our providers may have extra charges for pregnant, lactating or in heat females. Make sure to check with your selected vet for those amounts.

  • • All cats with fleas will be treated and the owner will be charged.

Emergency Medical Assistance

To ensure that responsible pet guardians have care within their reach, the Frederick County Humane Society’s Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) provides needed financial assistance in an emergency if a family is unable to afford care without help.

EAP grants can provide up to $200 towards medical treatment with additional funds awarded on a case by case basis (certain exclusions apply). Pet guardian must be a Frederick County resident who cannot afford treatment without assistance. EAP will only assist with a stray animal if the person is going to keep the animal as their pet. Animals in foster care with another rescue/agency do not qualify for this program. Funds are to be used at veterinary practices operating within Frederick County (exceptions may be made on a case by case basis).

FCHS Well Care Assistance Program

This program is to assist Frederick County residents on a limited income with needed basic vet care. The maximum per household is two pets (cats and/or dogs) a year. Maximum income for program participation is: $26,000 for household of one; $35,000 for household of two; $43,000 for household of three or more. Income from all household occupants is taken into consideration to determine grant reward. For $25, FCHS will provide client with voucher for $175 well care office visit, rabies, distemper vaccine and/or tests. * $25 must be paid in the form or cash, money order or credit card.

Shanklin Fund for Seniors Program

This program is for Frederick County residents age 65 or older on a limited income, to assist with needed pet care. Maximum income for program participation is: $26,000 for household of one; $35,000 for household of two; $43,000 for household of three or more. Income from all household occupants is taken into consideration to determine grant reward.

Pet Overpopulation Prevention Program (POP)

The Frederick County Humane Society has partnered with local participating veterinarians to offer spay/neuter services at a reduced fee to low-income Frederick County residents. Through the POP Program, qualified applicants will pay a reduced fee for spay/neuter of their dog or cat.

To qualify for the program you must be a Frederick County resident whose Total Annual Household Gross Income is within the Eligibility Guidelines. “Total Annual Household Income” includes income from all household members and sources. “Maximum Household Income” is determined by the number of household members.

For more information about services offered by the Frederick County Humane Society, please contact us at 301-694-8300, or visit www.fchs.org.