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.

A Pair of Llamas Left Behind

POTOMAC, Pennyfield Lock Rd., 12000 block, Sept. 3. The owner of a house complained to Animal Services about two llamas that were abandoned on her property after a tenant moved out. The officer went to the residence and met with the owners of the llamas, who were there at the time caring for the animals. The llamas were in good condition, and the owners had been going to the property daily to provide food and water for the animals. The owners told the officer that the llamas would be removed and placed in a new home the next week.

Fence-Jumping Dogs Impounded

SILVER SPRING, Stateside Dr., 1500 block, Aug. 31. Three dogs, a German shepherd, a Rottweiler and a keeshond, were running loose in a neighborhood and acting aggressively. Animal services officers arrived and found the dogs had no food or water and were able to jump over the fence. The officers confined the dogs in their yard, then took them to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The next day, the dogs were released to their owner after he paid $201 in impound and board fees. An order was issued to the owner for corrective action to prevent recurrences. The case was continuing.

Chow Chow Mix Attacks Terrier

GAITHERSBURG, Elioak Terr., 7600 block, Sept. 1. A chow chow mix lunged at a Yorkshire terrier being walked off its leash by an 8-year-old girl. The girl's mother called Animal Services to report the incident and took her dog to the veterinarian to be treated for puncture wounds. The neighbors agreed to settle the matter among themselves, and no further action was taken by Animal Services Division.

Benefit for Homeless Animals

The Montgomery County Humane Society is sponsoring Dances With Dogs, a benefit for homeless animals of the county, with a sit-down dinner, appetizers, a doggie bar, music and dancing, pet photographs, caricaturists and a silent and a live auction. Beer, wine and soda also will be available. The annual event is 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Leashed dogs and people who don't own dogs are welcome. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets are $100 per person; $40 is tax-deductible. Call 301-279-9677 for tickets and information.

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 schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit


Chevy Chase Library Family Fun Day

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

8005 Connecticut Ave.


Gaithersburg Olde Towne Day

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

East Diamond and Summit avenues

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS