Montgomery County Animal Watch

October 2, 2013

This was among the 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.

Two dogs bite girl and her dog: Laguna Dr., 19400 block, Gaithersburg, Sept. 17. Animal services responded to a report that two dogs had bitten a child on the leg and attacked the girl’s dog. Animal services captured one of the dogs, a pit bull mix, but the other remained loose. The person who was watching the dogs for the owner captured the second dog. Because the dogs’ owner was away, animal services took the canines to the animal shelter until contact could be made. The girl had minor injuries, as did her dog that was attacked.

Volunteer foster parents needed: The Partnership for Animal Welfare is a nonprofit group dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and their placement in 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.

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 location. 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 locations. 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

Gaithersburg
Bark!
235 Kentlands Blvd.
Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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