The following were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. That number provides recorded information on such topics Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, upcoming rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Injured Dog Thrown in Trash Bin

POTOMAC, River Rd., 10000 block, May 3. An employee of a trash disposal company found an injured dog in a commercial trash receptacle and called the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. A Humane Society driver took the dog, a tan-colored male cockapoo, to a veterinary hospital, where it was treated for its injuries. The dog was later taken to the animal shelter, where it was reunited with its owner the next day. Officials believe the dog might have been hit by a vehicle, then thrown in the trash.

Kitten Rescued From Pipe, Adopted

SILVER SPRING, Southampton Dr., 400 block, April 28. A maintenance worker at an apartment complex found a kitten with its head stuck in a drainage pipe and called the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. While a Humane Society driver was en route, one of the complex's maintenance workers cut the pipe, freeing the kitten, and placed the animal in a box. When the driver arrived and opened the box, the kitten, an 8-week-old brown tabby, jumped out and ran behind a soda machine. The kitten was captured and taken to the animal shelter, and was later adopted.

Two Dogs Trap, Kill Cat

GAITHERSBURG, Swallow Ct., 1 to 100 block, April 30. Two dogs, a Labrador mix and a Dalmatian mix, trapped a cat under a deck at a residence and killed it. An Animal Services employee caught the Labrador mix, but could not find the other dog. Three days later, the dogs' owner went to the animal shelter, retrieved the Labrador and paid $87 in fees. The case was continuing.

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 location. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Taste of Wheaton

Grandview Ave.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS