Montgomery County Animal Watch

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.

Dog without shelter taken for care: Bloomfield Rd., 18700 block, Olney, Dec. 12. A collie-type dog left outside for several hours without shelter was taken into custody by animal services until its owner claimed it. The division received the complaint from a person who thought the animal was not being cared for properly. The dog was eventually returned to the owner, who was cited $500 for violating the county’s shelter requirement. An officer was to monitor the situation.

A giant crane (L) that will lift up the sunken 'Sewol' ferry is silhouetted against the sunset in Jindo on April 24, 2014. Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea's ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

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China fashion, London’s Globe Theatre, a breakaway iceberg, Sewol ferry victim search, a New York cat cafe and more.

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

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill shelter
12 Park Ave.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

The Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) is a nonprofit group of volunteers that assists in the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and places them in loving and stable homes. PAW needs volunteers to foster dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption shows. For information, go to or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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