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.
Lost Terrier Is Returned
SILVER SPRING, Bauer and Rocking Spring drives, July 23. A resident found a Jack Russell terrier in her neighborhood and took it to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The dog was dirty, and the resident thought it must have been lost for a long time. A shelter staff member examined the dog and found a microchip-implant ID, which revealed that the dog, Pepe, was reported lost March 20, in Adelphi. Its owner was reportedly thrilled to be reunited with her dog.
Deer Is Hit, Collapses in Store
SILVER SPRING, Norbeck Rd., 5500 block, July 23. A deer was hit by a vehicle and injured, then the stunned animal made its way to a grocery store parking lot, where it was hit by a second vehicle. The deer, a young buck, ran into the store and collapsed in front of the delicatessen counter. An animal-care technician from the Montgomery County Humane Society tranquilized the deer and carried it to a van. He took the buck to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, where it had to be euthanized because of the extent of its injuries.
Owner of Dog Left in Car Fined
GAITHERSBURG, Frederick Ave., 1 to 100 block, July 21. A shopper saw a dog inside a car in a parking lot and called the Montgomery County police, which then requested assistance from animal services. The car's windows were slightly open, and the vehicle was parked in direct sunlight. An animal services officer arrived and found the dog panting heavily, and the animal felt hot to the touch. The dog's owner returned to the car after shopping at a nearby store and was fined $500 for animal cruelty and $100 for not having a current license for a dog.
Dogs Impounded, Owner Fined
SILVER SPRING, Tanley Rd., 1200 block, July 23. A dog in a yard was reported barking for two days. An animal services officer investigated and found two dogs, male and female cocker spaniels, in the yard. There were two cars in the residence's driveway, but the house appeared empty and there was no answer at the door. The dogs had no access to water, so the officer removed both of them. One of the dogs was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of eye and ear infections and released to the county animal shelter, where both animals were held. The owner arrived two days later at the shelter to claim the dogs and was fined $500 for animal cruelty.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL