Montgomery County Animal Watch

May 30, 2012

These were among the cases received by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information on shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 240-773-5960.

Dog bites hand that feeds it: Timberwood Ave., 300 block, Silver Spring, May 17. The owner of an elderly Springer Spaniel dog reported that the dog had bit the owner’s finger. Because all dog bites are required by law to be reported, even if the bite was to its owner, an animal services officer placed the dog under a standard 10-day home quarantine. The dog was found to be current with its rabies vaccination. Injury to the owner was minor.

Cat in good health, despite contrary claims: Hellingly Pl., 10000 block, Montgomery Village, May 16. An animal services officer went to a condominium where an anonymous caller had reported an abandoned cat. When the officer arrived, the person in the residence claimed to be the cat’s owner. The animal appeared to be in good condition that required no further action. The officer was unable to respond to the complainant or ask why the person thought the animal had been abandoned.

Shelter has adoptable cats
Cats and kittens will be available through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County Shelter at the following locations. For information, call 301-740-2511 or visit www.awlmc.org.

Silver Spring
Pet Valu — White Oak
11229A New Hampshire Ave.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Germantown
The Hamptons at Town Center
19757 Crystal Rock Dr.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

— Compiled by Gerri C. Marmer

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