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.
Woman With a Cane
Battles Rabid Raccoon
POTOMAC, Frost Valley Way, 11000 block, Aug. 23. Residents heard their neighbor screaming and found the woman upset and wounded. The woman told police that a raccoon had charged at her and had bitten her leg and arm as she unsuccessfully tried to fend it off with her cane. Officers found a raccoon in a nearby yard. When the animal began to charge, one of the officers shot and killed it. The raccoon was taken to the state health lab in Baltimore, where it tested positive for rabies. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for bite wounds and started on rabies shots.
Dogs Attack Lhasa Apso
SILVER SPRING, Coffeewood Ct., 2200 block, Aug. 23. A mixed shepherd and a mixed Rottweiler escaped from a yard and attacked a Lhasa apso as its owner walked it. When an animal control officer arrived, the dogs were back at their home. The officer spoke with the dog owner, who agreed to relinquish the dogs to Animal Services. The dogs were taken to the shelter, where they were euthanized.
Cats Removed From Trailer
GERMANTOWN, Frederick Ave., 20000 block, Aug. 28. An animal control officer removed a mother cat and her kittens from a trailer that was condemned after an electrical fire. The animals were to be held at the shelter for six days or until the owners made arrangements for them in another location.
'Super Pet Adoption' Saturday
The Montgomery County SPCA and 17 other groups will offer a Super Pet Adoption of kittens, puppies, cats, dogs and rabbits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Fairfax Corner, at Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway, near the Fairfax County Government Center. Goodie bags will be distributed at the door. For more information, call 301-948-4266 or visit the Web site, www.nmhpdc.org.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER