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 Bites Letter Carrier
SILVER SPRING, Oakview Dr., 1400 block, Sept. 27. A male pit bull got out of its fenced yard and bit a male letter carrier. Montgomery County Police responded. An animal services officer spotted the dog loose on its property and approached the dog, which then charged at the officer. After several attempts to catch the dog, a police officer used his taser gun to immobilize the pit bull. The dog was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, where it was held until the owner came to claim it. The owner was charged $500, the fine for violating an order to keep a dog confined. The dog was quarantined for 10 days. The letter carrier received a puncture wound to the calf and was back at work the next day.
Loose Rooster Roundup
SILVER SPRING, Whitaker Ter., 700 block, Sept. 30. A resident reported that three roosters from a neighboring property were running loose. An animal control officer arrived and captured three small roosters. He took them to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, where they were to remain for six days, then be made available for adoption if not claimed.
Cat Slips Its Rabies Quarantine
SILVER SPRING, Flower Ave., 8200 block, Oct. 1. An animal control officer conducted a monthly check on a cat that had been ordered quarantined in May at a house and found the cat in the yard. The cat was bitten five months ago by an unidentified animal and treated by a veterinarian who reported the incident to Animal Services. The cat was not current on its rabies vaccination, and, because of the risk of rabies exposure, it was placed under a six-month quarantine that required it to be locked in a cage indoors. The officer who found the cat in the yard transported it to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner was charged $750, the fine for being in violation of the Maryland health code, and the owner was required to have the cat boarded at his expense for the rest of the isolation period.
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.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Aspen Hill Library Community Day
4407 Aspen Hill Rd.
1507 Rockville Pike
1-4 p.m. Sunday
Montgomery County Humane Society
14645 Rothgeb Dr.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL