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.

Police Corral Runaway Pony

Gaithersburg, Bambi Ct., 11000 block, Nov. 25. A Montgomery County police officer nabbed a pinto-colored Shetland pony that had escaped from its owner and confined it in a resident's back yard. An animal services officer took the pony to Day's End Horse Farm, with help from farm personnel. The owner called the Montgomery County Animal Shelter to report missing the pony and was told to contact the farm to retrieve the animal. No charges were filed, but before the animal could be released the owner was required to pay transport and impoundment fees.

Dogs Taken From Crash Scene

Rockville, Gaither Road, Nov. 25. Animal services officers removed two dogs from a vehicle involved in a traffic accident in which the dogs' owner had been injured and taken to a hospital. The male Dalmatian and female poodle were uninjured but the Dalmatian was somewhat aggressive and apparently frightened while being removed. The dogs were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, where a relative of the owner claimed the dogs the same day.

Five Dogs in Impounded Vehicle

Germantown, Interstate 270, Nov. 26. Montgomery County police impounded a vehicle with improper tags and found five dogs inside the vehicle. Two pit bulls, a Labrador retriever, a Yorkshire terrier and a Lhasa apso were in good health and were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. If the dogs' owner, who had no fixed address, was unable make arrangements to keep the dogs, they were to be evaluated and placed for adoption.

Boy, 13, Bitten by Chow

Brookeville, Market St., 200 block, Nov. 28. A female chow was eating turkey when a friend's 13-year-old son got too close to the dog's food and was bitten on the face. The child was taken to Montgomery General Hospital, where he received stitches. The owner reported the incident to the Animal Services Division. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination and was placed under a 10-day, in-house quarantine.

Two Dogs Impounded

Gaithersburg, Hummingbird Ter., 9000 block, Nov. 29. A female shepherd and a male husky were tied to a small bush in front of a house, but were able to reach a public area and a parking lot. An animal services officer removed the dogs and took them to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner would be permitted to claim the dogs after paying fees, including impoundment and boarding costs.

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


1-4 p.m. Saturday

Three Dog Bakery

4916 Elm St.


1-4 p.m. Sunday


20924 Frederick Rd.

-- Christine Swerda