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.

Neighbor Complains About Cats

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Tambay Ct., 9900 block, Sept. 7. A resident called Animal Services about cats in a neighboring abandoned house. Animal services officers went to the property, left humane traps and posted a notice on the front door. Later, the officers, accompanied by Montgomery County police, executed a search warrant to enter the house. Cat food residue and litter boxes were found, but no cats were in the house. The officers locked the property and notified the Department of Housing. The case was continuing.

Peacock, Quails Left in Eviction

SILVER SPRING, April Lane, 1700 block, Sept. 9. Maryland-National Capital Park police contacted Montgomery County Animal Services after evicting tenants in a house on park property that had been condemned. The tenants had left behind nine quails and one peacock. The tenants were given a week to remove the animals. When the tenants did not return, Animal Services captured the birds and posted a notice on the door notifying the owners that the birds had been taken to the shelter. If the birds are not claimed after six days they will be available for adoption.

Underweight Dog Impounded

GERMANTOWN, Morning Star Dr., 11000 block, Sept. 3. Animal Services picked up a stray dog in a neighborhood and took it to the shelter. The female collie mix was underweight, and her coat was unkempt. It was found to have a treatable skin condition. If the owner does not come forward in six days, the dog will be available for adoption.

Attacking Dogs Taken to Shelter

GERMANTOWN, Onax Dr., 17000 block, Sept. 11. Two dogs were injured in two separate incidents after being attacked by two Argentine dogos running loose in a neighborhood. The injured dogs, a beagle and a pug, were taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The owners reported the attack to Animal Services, and the attacking dogs were taken into custody. An animal services officer notified their owner that the animals may be declared dangerous and not returned to his custody. The dogs were taken to the shelter, where they will remain for six days. If after six days the owner does not appeal for their return, the dogs will be evaluated for possible 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 p.m. Saturday


20924 Frederick Rd.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS