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.

Deer Crashes Into School

OLNEY, Olney Mill Rd., 19000 block, Oct. 8. A deer broke its leg and, in a panic, ran through a window into a school building while classes were in session. Animal services personnel arrived and met with an equine veterinarian. The veterinarian tranquilized the deer, and after evaluating the extent of the injury, the veterinarian had to euthanize the animal.

Loose Dog in a Pickup Truck

GERMANTOWN, Ebbtide Cir., 18000 block, Oct. 5. A resident called Animal Services about an unrestrained dog in the back of a pickup truck. The truck belonged to a worker at a neighboring house. An animal services officer told the owner of the vehicle that an animal must be restrained or caged when riding in the back of an open truck, according to Montgomery County regulations. The dog owner agreed to abide by the regulations and put his dog in the cab of the truck.

Cat Abandoned in Apartment

SILVER SPRING, Castle Blvd., 13000 block, Oct. 8. Montgomery County Police found a thin male brown tabby cat with no food or water in a vacant apartment. Animal Services removed the cat and took it to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. If an owner does not claim the cat in six days, it will be placed for adoption.

Loose Dog Gets Owner Fined

WHEATON, Harris Ave., 2600 block, Oct. 10. Montgomery County Police tried to catch a large black Lab-mix running in a neighborhood. An animal services officer responded and found the friendly dog close to its home. The dog was agreeable to being put back in its back yard. As the officer went to the front of the house to post a warning the dog opened the backyard gate and escaped again. The officer caught the dog, put it in an Animal Services van and took it to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner retrieved his dog the next day after paying $57 in fines and receiving a charge for $100, the fine for allowing a dog to run loose.

Benefit Bark-a-Thon Organized

Threshold Services, a group that assists people with mental illness, has organized its annual Bark-a-Thon, a one-mile walk for dogs and their owners to benefit the group's services for the homeless. The event includes games, prizes and a dog Halloween costume contest. Leashes are required. The Bark-a-Thon is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Ridge Road Recreational Park, 21155 Frederick Rd., in Germantown. The participation fee is $25, and for ages 25 and younger, $15. Registration is required. For more information, call 301-754-1102, Ext. 15.

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


9-11 a.m. Saturday


Ridge Road Recreational Park

21155 Frederick Rd.


11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Butler's Orchard

22222 Davis Mill Rd.

Silver Spring

1-4 p.m. Sunday


12020 Cherry Hill Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL