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.

Bat Bites Boy, 3, on Finger

OLNEY, Spartan Rd., 3200 block, June 18. A 3-year-old boy at his residence was bitten on a finger by a bat. The boy's parents called Animal Services, and a Humane Society driver took the bat to the shelter and prepared it for rabies testing at a state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene laboratory in Baltimore. The bat tested negative for rabies.

Cockatiel Perches on Lifeguard

ROCKVILLE, Bel Pre Rd., 4700 block, June 18. A bird landed on the shoulder of a lifeguard while he was seated on his observation chair at a pool. The tame bird, a gray cockatiel, was taken to the shelter to be kept for six days. Unless an owner claimed it, the bird would have been made available for adoption.

Spaniel Trio Caught on the Run

DICKERSON, Martinsburg Rd., 1 to 100 block, June 19. A resident reported three dogs running loose in a neighborhood. An animal services officer captured the dogs and took them to the shelter for evaluation. The dogs, all cocker spaniels, were extremely matted and had to be shaved. The dogs were to remain at the shelter for six days, and, unless an owner claimed them, they would have been made available 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 location. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit


1-4:30 p.m. Saturday


220 Kentlands Rd.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS