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Montgomery County Animal Watch

Thursday, July 8, 2010

These were among the cases received by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For recorded information on Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 240-773-5960.

Barn collapse injures animals

SILVER SPRING, Layhill Road, 16000 block, June 23. An animal services supervisor was dispatched to the scene of a collapsed barn at the request of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Rescue officers wanted advice from the division and from a veterinarian at the scene about whether two elderly animals, a horse and a mule, should be sedated before being extracted from the wreckage. The animals were lightly sedated and removed from the barn, and the horse was later euthanized. The mule was expected to recover.

Snake found in bathroom

BOYDS, Crossview Road, 18000 block, date. A humane society field agent was dispatched in response to a homeowner's call to the division about a large blacksnake in a bathroom. The agent captured the snake and release it outside.

Pets available for adoption

Dogs, cats and other animals will be available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society at this location. To confirm the schedule, call 240-793-4201 or visit


Rockville PetSmart

Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

5154 Nicholson Lane

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 these locations. For information, call 301-740-2511 or visit


Kentlands PetSmart

1 to 4 p.m. Satuday

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