Montgomery County Animal Watch

August 14, 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.

Terrier left without water: Ashton Rd., 100 block, Ashton, July 31. An animal services officer responding to a complaint found a black and white terrier-type dog tied to a wooden dog house. The house was not maintained in accordance with county code, and the dog’s water bowl was empty. The officer found an oozing wound on the dog’s rear leg. Because no one was home, the officer took the dog to an emergency animal clinic for treatment. When an owner was contacted later, he said that the dog was not his but that he had seen it running loose and tied it up in the yard. The officer issued two citations to the owner, one for failing to provide water and one for failing to provide veterinary care. Both citations carry a fine of $500.

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County ‘s 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

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 visit facebook.com/fmcainfo.

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

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.

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

Germantown
Petsmart
20924 Frederick Rd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Rabies clinic: Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Services Division will hold a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. All pets in Montgomery County must be vaccinated and licensed. Dog and cat vaccinations are free for county residents, but a county pet license must be bought. Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets must be kept inside carriers. Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville. For information, call 240-773-5925.

The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a nonprofit group of volunteers chartered to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in loving and stable homes. PAW is in need of 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.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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