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.
Dog Order Allegedly Violated
Takoma Park, Piney Branch Rd., 7300 block, Jan. 22. The owner of two dogs, who had been ordered to keep the animals from running loose, reportedly failed to comply with the order. An animal services officer removed the dogs, a white-and-tan pit bull and a white-and-tan pit bull mix, from the owner's residence and took them to the county shelter.
Pit Bull Owner Fined $1,100
Montgomery Village, Thomas Lea Ter., 8800 block, Jan. 22. An animal services officer responded to a report of a dog being left outside in the cold with no shelter and found a white-and-brown female pit bull outside. The pet-door to the house had been blocked and the dog had no shelter, food or water on a day when the outside temperature had dropped to 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The dog was removed from the residence and the owner was issued $1,100 in citations, charging the owner with animal cruelty and having an unvaccinated and unlicensed dog.
Dog Found in Flooded House
Germantown, Dunstable Cir., 20000 block, Jan. 26. During a response to a report of a flooded house, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel found a male golden retriever abandoned in a bedroom in the house. An animal services officer reported that the floor in the bedroom was saturated with urine and there was no food or water available. The officer reported that the dog did not appear to have received regular care. The dog was removed to the county shelter for its protection.
Goose Found With Broken Wing
Montgomery Village, Shadow Oak Drive, Jan. 19. A Montgomery County Humane Society worker responded to a report of an injured goose near North Creek Lake but was unable to capture the animal. The worker returned the next day and rescued the goose, whose wing had been broken when the goose was apparently struck by a car. The goose was transported to Second Chance Animal Rescue for care but it had to be euthanized because of extensive injuries.
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 www.mchumane.org.
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Three Dog Bakery
4916 Elm St.
1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
12020 Cherry Hill Rd.
-- Christine Swerda