Montgomery County Animal Watch

October 31, 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.

Not that kind of puppy-dog eyes: Kitchen House Way, 18100 block, Germantown, Oct. 16. A resident reported possible animal neglect to animal services after observing a dog with an eye injury that was not being treated. There were several dogs at the residence, but only one with an injury. An officer met with the dog’s owner, who said the mixed-breed puppy had a medical condition commonly referred to as “cherry eye” that appears as a red mass in the eye’s inner corner. The officer verified that the animal was being treated by a veterinarian. Surgery to correct the condition had been scheduled.

Girl bitten, owner fined: Hazelnut Ct., Germantown, Oct. 16. A woman called animal services to report a dog that had bitten her 9-year-old daughter. The girl was on her way to see a friend when a German shepherd mix ran off its property and bit her several times in the leg. An officer met with the dog owner’s daughter, who was caring for the pet. The canine was put under a standard 10-day quarantine and declared potentially dangerous. The owner was fined $100 for having a loose dog and $500 for unwanted contact.

Pets available for adoption: Dogs, cats and other pets will be available through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following locations. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit www.mchumane.org.

Rockville
PetSmart — National Adoption Event
5154 Nicholson Lane
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Olney
Unleashed
3134 Olney Sandy Spring Rd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Cats available for adoption: Cats and kittens will be available at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. Visit www.fmca.org, call 301-977-4833 or e-mail info@fmca.org.

Germantown
PetSmart — Milestone Center
20924 Frederick Rd.
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

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

Gaithersburg
Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill shelter
12 Park Ave.
6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Free workshop for rescue centers, shelters and dog owners: The “Successful Second Chances” seminar will include presentations and roundtable discussions with dog experts Colleen Pelar, Robin Bennett and Pam Nashman on topics such as helping animals get adopted faster; what works — and what doesn’t — on social media; and fundraising best practices. Please leave dogs at home. Sponsored by Your Dog’s Friend. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Free; registration required. www.yourdogsfriend.info or 301-983-5913.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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