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 as Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Kitten Found in Vacant Home

SILVER SPRING, Sheffield Manor Ter., 3000 block, May 26. The manager of an apartment complex found a kitten in a vacant apartment with little food or water and called Animal Services to have it removed. An animal services officer posted a notice on the apartment door giving the owner 24 hours to call the shelter. The officer took the animal to the shelter, and the next day the owner picked up his kitten.

Dogs Left After Owner's Death

SANDY SPRING, Sandy Spring Rd., 100 block, May 24. Five dogs were left in a back yard of a residence after their owner died. An animal services officer found one dog running loose and four dogs chained up. They had clean water and were shaded from the sun. The officer left a notice asking a caretaker to contact the officer within 24 hours. There was no response; an officer who returned the next day found the dogs back in the house. They were under the care of the deceased owner's roommate.

Two Loose Dogs Reported

SILVER SPRING, Lester St., 1400 block, May 28. A neighbor spotted two dogs running loose in a neighborhood and called Animal Services. Animal services officers found a black German shepherd mix and a young black chow mix on the porch of a house and posted a notice on the door for a resident to contact the division. The next day the resident called and told an officer that the shepherd was his but that the chow mix had been hanging around with his dog for the past three days. He brought the chow to the shelter to be made available for adoption if unclaimed within six days.

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


4 to 7 p.m. Saturday

Frederick County Humane Society's

Walk-N-Wag event

Baker Park

Rosemont Avenue and W. Second Street

Silver Spring

1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday


12020 Cherry Hill Rd.


1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Montgomery County Humane Society

Animal Shelter

14645 Rothgeb Dr.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS