LARGO, Md. – Valentine’s Day is usually a time dedicated to romantic love. But the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Group (AMG) is urging county residents to celebrate love of a different kind.

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the agency is offering a reduced price on the adoption of animals from the Animal Services Facility in Upper Marlboro.

In the month-long “Have a Heart for Animals” adoption event, interested patrons will get $80 off the regular adoption fee during February. Adoption counselors will be on hand to help people choose that special pet to love.

“The ‘Have a Heart for Animals’ Adoption Event is just one of the many community outreach efforts sponsored by AMG to increase the adoption of homeless animals,” said Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr., acting director of DER. “We encourage everyone to join us for this event and to view the selection of adoptable animals at our facility.”

For more information, please contact AMG at (301) 780-7200. Animals may also be viewed online at