These were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. That number provides recorded information on such topics as the Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Owner Cited for Dog Left in Car

ROCKVILLE, Bauer Dr., 1 to 100 block, June 8. Responding to a call about a dog locked inside a vehicle in a shopping center parking lot, an animal services officer found an elderly Australian shepherd panting heavily in at least 90-degree heat. Just able to fit his arm in through the window opening, the officer was able to unlock the door. He posted a notice on the vehicle windshield and took the dog to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. About 30 minutes later, the dog's upset owner called. He was able to reclaim his dog but only after meeting with the officer, who issued him a $500 citation for animal cruelty.

Fake Fowl No Cause for Alarm

SILVER SPRING, Fenton St., 8200 block, June 9. In response to a call about a turkey and what possibly was a monkey on the roof of a restaurant, an officer found two plastic birds, a turkey and an owl that apparently had been placed on the roof to deter other birds from landing or nesting there. No further action was required.

Mom, Roadside Brood Rescued

SILVER SPRING, Glenallan Ave., 1 to 100 block, June 10. A motorist called animal services to report a mother dog and six puppies by the side of a road. The mother, an Australian shepherd mix, was timid and proved difficult to catch. The animal services officer baited a humane trap with a can of food and put the puppies in an open cage, with blanket, nearby. Within a few minutes, the mother entered the trap. After a search of the woods turned up no other puppies, the family was taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. They were to be held pending an ownership claim for six days, then placed for adoption.

Pets Available for Adoption

Dogs, cats and other pets are available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society, which is scheduled to visit the following locations. To confirm the schedules, call 240-773-5966 or visit www.mchumane.org.

Silver Spring

1-4 p.m. Saturday

Pet Valu

White Oak Shopping Center

11229A New Hampshire Ave.

Germantown

1-4 p.m. Sunday

PETsMART

20924 Frederick Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL