Montgomery County Animal Watch

December 18, 2013

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

Poodle-terrier mix bites pug-type dog: Black Kettle Dr., 18600 block, Boyds, Dec. 2. A white poodle-terrier mix ran from a house, chased after a pedestrian walking a pug-type dog and bit the pug on a rear leg. The owner of the terrier retrieved the dog and said the pet had escaped accidentally. Animal services declared the poodle terrier “potentially dangerous” and issued the owner citations for the dog being loose and for unwanted contact, which carry fines of $100 and $500, respectively. The pug was examined by a veterinarian and treated for a minor bite wound to the leg.

Scare tactics effective on neighbor: Durant St., 15300 block, Silver Spring, Dec. 6. A resident called animal services about possible abuse to feral cats. The caller claimed to hear an individual scream on a regular basis followed by loud noises and a cat’s howling. These incidents occurred behind a fence that the caller could not see through or over. Animal services followed up with the homeowner, who said their son was highly allergic to cats and would chase them off the property by yelling and making loud noises. The homeowner told the investigator no animals were harmed.

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

Olney
Unleashed
3134 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 28

Rockville
PetSmart
5154 Nicholson Lane
Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 29

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, call 301-977-4833 or visit www.fmca.org or facebook.com/fmcainfo.

Germantown
PetSmart
20924 Frederick Rd.
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28

No-kill shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption 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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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