The following were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. This 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.

Runaway Pit Bull's Owner Fined

ROCKVILLE, Elizabeth St., 4100 block, June 7. A brown pit bull escaped from a residential back yard and ran loose in a neighborhood. A neighbor called Montgomery County police, who confined and leashed the dog. An animal services officer posted a notice at the residence and transported the dog to the shelter. The next day, the owner paid $61 in impound and board fees and claimed the dog; he was given a warning about leaving his dog outside unattended.

Raccoon Euthanized After Injury

BETHESDA, Maple Ave., 4500 block, June 9. A resident called the Montgomery County Humane Society about a raccoon caught in a fence. A humane society driver released the animal and transported it to the shelter. A technician examined the raccoon and found that its leg was severely injured. The raccoon had to be euthanized.

Injured Rooster Found, Treated

SILVER SPRING, Dennis Ave., 1100 block, June 9. A resident found an injured rooster in her back yard, placed it in a box and called the humane society. A driver examined the rooster and placed it in a cage, where the bird collapsed. The driver took the rooster to a nearby veterinary clinic to be treated for dehydration and cuts. The rooster was to be held for six days, after which it could be placed for adoption.

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


1-4:30 p.m. Saturday


20924 Frederick Rd.


1-4:30 p.m. Sunday

Montgomery County Humane Society

Animal Shelter

14645 Rothgeb Dr.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS