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.

Cats Allegedly Attack Dog

BETHESDA, Newport Ave., 5000 block, July 9. A female dog owner walked her four-pound Yorkshire terrier on a leash and encountered a neighbor's cat. The cat greeted the dog, appeared friendly, then reportedly jumped on the dog, severely wounding it. Another cat that lives in the same house ran up and also attempted to go after the dog. The owner tried to rescue her dog and was allegedly bitten on the finger by one of the cats. The dog owner rushed the dog to a veterinarian's office, where it received stitches for puncture wounds. Animal services was notified, and an officer spoke with the cats' owner and placed the first cat under a 10-day rabies quarantine. The complaint was still being investigated.

Cats Abandoned in Arrest

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Bishopstone Ct., 18000 block, July 9. A resident reported that two cats had been abandoned in a residence when their owner had been arrested five days earlier. An animal services officer responded and saw the two cats inside the home. The cats, an orange tabby and a brown tortoiseshell, appeared to be in good condition. The officer contacted the Montgomery County police, which gave the officer access to the cats. The animals were removed and taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter to remain for six days. If not claimed, the cats will be available for adoption.

Cats Escape During Move

SILVER SPRING, Manchester Rd., 8600 block, July 6. An apartment resident reportedly threw two cats outside and abandoned them. The cats, which showed no sign of injury or mistreatment, were taken in by a neighbor. An animal services officer called the cats' owner, who explained that she was in the process of moving out and that the cats escaped outside. She said she had tried unsuccessfully to catch them. The neighbor and the cat owner exchanged information so the cats could be returned.

Pets Available for Adoption

Dogs, cats and other pets will be available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following location. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit


1-4 p.m. Saturday


20924 Frederick Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL