Montgomery County Animal Watch

August 6, 2014

These cases were received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information, call 240-773-5900. This number provides recorded information on topics, such as the new animal services and adoption center’s hours and location in Derwood, adoption and licensing procedures, and lost-and-found and field services.

German shepherd attacks another dog: 10200 block, Fleming Ave., Bethesda, July 22. While being walked by its owner, a German shepherd attacked a couple’s mixed-breed dog. The owners were able to separate their pets, but the mixed-breed dog suffered bite wounds requiring medical care. The mixed-breed dog’s owner decided not to fill out an affidavit for citations because the German shepherd’s owners had agreed to pay the veterinary bills.

Dog left outside : 13100 block, Dairymaid Dr., Germantown, July 22. Animal services was notified that a man was leaving his mixed-breed dog outside for hours tied to the doorknob of his apartment. The dog owner told animal services officers that he was doing this so his neighbor’s 2-year-old daughter could play with the dog. Officers told him not to tether his pet that way. They also advised against allowing a child to play with the dog unattended. The dog owner lightheartedly asked one of the officers, “If I could ‘find a wife,’ could she care for the dog?” The officer said yes, but as long as the wife agreed to be responsible for the dog. The man told the officer he would consider getting a wife.

Volunteers needed: The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs volunteers for its puppy training program to help raise and train a 12- to 18-month-old puppy to become a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. 866-282-8046, www.guidedog.org or harringtonhoeft@hotmail.com.

Adopt or foster rescue dogs: Dogs from the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation are available at the following location. To view dogs and for information about adopting or fostering cats, call 703-295-DOGS (3647) or www.lostdogrescue.org.

Rockville
Petco (dogs only)
1507 Rockville Pike (Congressional North Shopping Center)
1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Adoptable cats at no-kill shelter: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill 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.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Reduced fees for cat adoption: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. Call 301-977-4833 or visit www.fmca.org or facebook.com/fmcainfo.

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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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