The following were among animal cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. This number contains recorded information on such topics as directions to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, adoption and licensing procedures, upcoming rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Dogs Impounded After DWI Arrest Rockville, Executive Boulevard, Oct. 8. Montgomery County police asked Animal Services to assist with two dogs found in a vehicle in which a man had been arrested for driving while intoxicated. The chocolate-colored Labrador retrievers were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner retrieved them the same day, after paying $102 in impoundment and boarding fees.

Pit Bull Bite Results in Hospitalization Silver Spring, Veirs Mill Rd., 12000 block, Oct. 9. A hospital patient called Animal Services to report that a dog bite eight days earlier had become seriously infected. An Animal Services officer went to an address provided by the victim and placed a brown pit bull under a 10-day in-home quarantine. If the dog is healthy after the quarantine period, there is no risk of rabies exposure. The dog's owner received $550 in county fines for having an unvaccinated, unlicensed dog.

Cats' Odor Offends Townhouse Neighbor Silver Spring, Long Green Dr., 14000 block, Oct. 11. The Montgomery County Department of Housing reported to Animal Services that a townhouse resident had filed a second complaint about a neighbor's cats. While some improvements had been made, neighbors still complained about the offensive odor. The owner of the cats, all nine of which appear to be in good health, faces charges from the Department of Housing as well as charges under the Montgomery County Code. Violating the unsanitary conditions regulations carries a $500 fine.

Rain-Drenched Collie Seized Damascus, Haney Ter., 11000 block, Oct. 11. Responding to a report about a dog chained outside a residence, an Animal Services officer found a soaking wet, bearded collie-type dog chained to a porch, with only a small overhang to protect it from the elements. The dog was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. If the animal is claimed, its owner faces impoundment and boarding fees, as well as possible cruelty citations.

Pets Available for Adoption Dogs, cats and other pets will be available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society Mobile Adoption Unit, which is scheduled to visit the following locations. To confirm the schedules, call 240-773-5966 or visit Events may be canceled for safety reasons.


Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

Potomac Day

Corner of Falls and River roads


7:30-11 p.m. Saturday

Dances With Dogs

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

9751 Washingtonian Blvd.

-- Christine Swerda