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.
Kitten-Thrower Requests Evaluation
BOYDS, Sidell Rd., 12000 block, June 22. A man flagged down an off-duty Montgomery County police officer and asked to be taken to a hospital. The man told the officer that he had thrown his kitten to the ground. The officer notified Animal Services, then took the man to a nearby hospital for mental evaluation. An animal services officer went to the man's residence and found two adult white cats in good health and an 8-week-old gray tabby kitten that was having difficulty breathing. The man's mother gave all three cats to the officer, and the kitten was taken to a nearby veterinary clinic where it recovered from its respiratory problem. All three of the cats were made available for adoption.
Beaver Bites Camper
WHEATON, Floral St., 3400 block, June 23. At a summer camp, several children discovered a beaver on the playground. The beaver tried to escape but was confronted by a child in its path. The beaver bit the child on the leg and ran off. Holy Cross Hospital reported the bite to Animal Services, and an animal control officer referred the child's mother to the Montgomery County Health Department for rabies evaluation. The child was undergoing rabies shots.
Owner Fined in Dog Incident
OLNEY, John Carroll Dr., 3600 block, June 22. An animal services officer chased a dog that was running loose back to its house. The dog's owner was issued a citation for $100, the fine for allowing a dog to run loose.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS