Montgomery County Animal Watch

July 31, 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.

Injured fox caught in trap, put down: Deep Bottom Rd., 15400 block, Germantown, July 17. A resident reported seeing a fox with one of its legs stuck in a trap. Animal services were unable to find the injured animal. The next day, another fox sighting was reported. An officer captured the animal and took it to the county shelter. The fox’s front right leg was severely injured by the trap, and because the animal is considered a rabies vector species, it was euthanized. It is unknown where the trap had been set and by whom.

Dog bites vacationing boy: Kitchen House Way, 12800 block, Germantown, July 19. A 9-year-old Michigan boy visiting Assateague Island National Seashore with his family was bitten by a large dog belonging to a Germantown resident. The dog was leashed, and the owner was not aware the dog had bitten the boy. The boy’s father used a cellphone to photograph the dog and its owner, which helped park rangers locate the owner. Because Animal Services was not notified of the incident for some time, the standard 10-day quarantine period for the dog had passed. The Montgomery County Animal Services Division confirmed the dog was healthy and free of rabies.

PAW needs volunteers: The Partnership for Animal Welfare, a nonprofit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, seeks volunteers to foster dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments, and handle animals at adoption shows. For information, go to www.paw-rescue.org or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill shelter at the following locations. For information, visit www.awlmc.org or call 301-740-2511.

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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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