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.

Dog Tangles With Groundhog

SILVER SPRING, Clearfield Rd., 4500 block, Sept. 20. A groundhog scuffled with a dog, then fled. The dog was current on his rabies vaccination but was placed under a 45-day restraint quarantine. If the dog is healthy at the end of the quarantine, there will be no concern for rabies transmission.

Injured Husky Rescued

ROCKVILLE, Artic Ave., 1 to 100 block, Sept. 21. An animal services officer responded to a call about two dogs running loose in the street. The officer restrained a dog, a black male husky, and took it to the Montgomery County Shelter, where it was treated for a sprained leg. No other dogs were found. The injured husky was to remain in the shelter for six days, then be made available for 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 locations. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit


Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Columbia Park, next to Fairland Library

14910 Old Columbia Pike


10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday


Kentlands Mansion

320 Kent Square Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL