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.
Raccoon Bites Child
TAKOMA PARK, Philadelphia Ave., 1 to 100 block, Sept. 11. A girl was bitten on the finger by a raccoon, and her parents called the Takoma Park Police. Soon after, the police spotted a raccoon in a back yard fighting with two dogs. The officer shot the raccoon and notified Animal Services to have the animal tested for rabies. The test results were positive, and Animal Services contacted the dog owners, verified their rabies vaccinations and placed the dogs on a 45-day restraint quarantine. The Montgomery County Health Department contacted the child's parents to start her rabies shots.
Dog Bites Mailman
WHEATON, Judson Rd., 11000 block Judson Rd., Sept. 13. A postal worker delivering mail at a residence was bitten on the leg by a tan female pit bull. He was treated for the bite wound and returned to work shortly after. The dog was placed on a 10-day rabies quarantine. If after 10 days the dog is in good health, there will be no further concern for rabies exposure.
Kitten Rescued From Storm Drain
GERMANTOWN, New Hampshire Ave., 16000 block, Sept. 18. A resident called the Montgomery County Humane Society about a kitten inside a storm drain. A bowl of food was placed in the drain to draw it out, and when the driver arrived, the kitten had come out of the drain. The 5-month-old calico female kitten had a broken front leg, and the driver took it to a nearby veterinarian, where she was recuperating from her injury. The kitten will be available for adoption after six days.
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 schedules, call 240-773-5966 or visit www.mchumane.org.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Taste of Bethesda
St. Elmo Ave.
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Blessing of the Animals
St. John's Episcopal Church
Wisconsin and Bradley avenues
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS