Pet lovers in Bel Air have a new shopping option thanks to the opening of Mill at the Mall, a pet-supply boutique sharing space with the Humane Society of Harford County's "Rescue Me!" adoption center inside Harford Mall.
Cats available for adoption watch from the right side of the store while customers browse for food, treats, toys, crates, beds, grooming supplies and other goodies from the new boutique, operated by The Mill of Bel Air. The store also carries bird seed, feeders, and accessories, along with gifts that include T-shirts and flags.
Cats are offered for adoption every day at the mall location; dogs are available there the third Saturday of every month from 12 to 3 p.m. All cats and kittens adopted from Rescue Me! have their rabies vaccinations (for animals more than four months old), first distemper shots, feline leukemia and AIDS testing, de-wormer, flea, and tick prevention, and a microchip. All have also been spayed or neutered and had a general health exam (kittens too young for spay/neuter require a $50 deposit that's returned when the pet undergoes the procedure later).
Rescue Me! and the Mill at the Mall are located near Sears and are open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mall is located at 696 Bel Air Road. For more information, visit harfordshelter.org or themillofbelair.com.