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.

Dog Bites Officer Probing Feud

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Enterprise Way, 1900 block. July 12. Montgomery County police responded to a report of a dispute between neighbors, and a black Labrador retriever came out of one of the residents' houses and bit a male officer on the leg. A second officer notified animal services. The injured officer went to Shady Grove Hospital for treatment of the bite wound. An animal services officer determined the dog was current on its rabies shot but placed the dog under a 10-day home quarantine for rabies observation. The animal services officer issued a $100 citation to the dog's owner, the fine for allowing a dog to run loose.

Frogs, Dog and Fish Evicted

SILVER SPRING, Lockwood Dr., 1100 block, July 14. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office called animal services and requested assistance during an eviction. Three animal services officers responded and removed two exotic frogs and 11 fish tanks of varying sizes containing about two dozen fish, some rather large. A small poodle was also removed. The fish were taken to a location where they could receive appropriate care, and the frogs and poodle were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner was making arrangements to reclaim his pets.

Tangled Terrier Freed, Sheltered

SILVER SPRING, Bradford Rd., 8700 block, July 15. A resident's puppy was reported to be tied up in a back yard and its leash tangled around a wheelbarrow. An animal services officer responded and found the puppy, a Jack Russell terrier, in a back yard littered with debris. The dog was tangled in its leash and unable to move. The officer posted a notice on the owner's door and took the puppy to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner claimed the dog the next day. The officer issued the owner a warning and notice requiring that the yard be cleaned within 24 hours and that the dog be properly tethered when outside.

Pit Bull Survives Crash

SILVER SPRING, New Hampshire Ave., 1 to 100 block, July 15. Montgomery County police found a dog in a stolen vehicle, which a thief had crashed and abandoned in his effort to evade police. Police called animal services for assistance. An officer arrived and removed the dog, a pit bull, and took it to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter to remain for six days and be evaluated for adoption if left unclaimed.

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


220 Kentlands Blvd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL