Montgomery County Animal Watch

March 20, 2013

These were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information, call 240-773-5054. That number provides recorded information on topics such as the Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Cock-a-doodle dismissed: Woodfield Rd., 24800 block, Damascus, March 5. A resident contacted animal services about a noisy rooster that was constantly crowing. After learning about possible fines for violations, the owner relinquished the rooster to an officer. The bird was taken to the county animal shelter for care until it could be placed into a new home.

Samaritan worried by ill-looking dog: Maple Leaf Dr., 10000 block, Montgomery Village, March 5. Animal services found two mixed-breed pit bull-type dogs at a residence while investigating a possible dog-abuse case. One dog that the complainant said appeared sickly was 12 years old and had medical issues. An animal services officer met with the dog’s owner, who said the pet was under the care of a veterinarian. The officer confirmed the medical care and that the dog was not suffering because of its medical condition.

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County Shelter at the following location. 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

Montgomery County Humane Society: Dogs, cats and other pets will be available through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following locations. To confirm the schedule, call 240-793-4201 or visit www.mchumane.org.

Burtonsville
Petco
15622 Old Columbia Pike
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Olney
Pet Valu
18115 Town Center Dr.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Reduced fees for cat adoption: Cats and kittens will be available at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. For information, 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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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