Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Opening of the Linda Kelley Animal Shelter
We all remember that Linda Kelley fought long and hard to see Calvert County have its own humane animal shelter. It’s finally a reality. Come and join the festivities and remember our dear friend Linda Kelley.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Linda Kelley ANIMAL SHELTER is this Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 3 pm, 5055 Hallowing Point Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Overflow parking for the animal shelter ribbon cutting event will be at Hallowing Point Park. When entering the park please follow the directional signage straight back to the first stop sign and make a left to the main parking lot. A sign will indicate the pickup point for the event shuttle.
For additional information and to RSVP, please contact Danielle Dickerson at Danielle.Dickerson@calvertcountymd.gov or 443-771-4931.
Calvert County’s new animal shelter is named in honor of former Calvert County Commissioner Linda Kelley. The Owings resident was widely known as a vocal and committed advocate of animal rights and their safe and humane treatment.
Ms. Kelley was elected to her first term as a Calvert County Commissioner in 1994. She was subsequently re-elected in 1998, 2002 and 2006. A woman of deep compassion and convictions, she is credited with spearheading the opening and operation of Safe Harbor, Calvert County’s shelter for abused women and children, and supported many other Calvert County initiatives. She had a strong background in civic involvement, having served on dozens of boards, commissions and coalitions including the board of the Friends of Felines and the Tri-County Animal Shelter. Her decades of involvement with the local Boy Scouts, the Calvert County Ethics Commission, Calvert Citizens Coalition, the Maryland Chapter of Grandparents United for Children’s Rights, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, to name a few, helped to shape and improve Calvert County’s community. Ms. Kelley consistently had the best interest of all citizens and animals at heart.