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.

Officer Gets Owner's Goat

ASHTON, Brinkwood Rd., 200 block, July 27. A brown-and-white goat strayed into a resident's back yard. The resident called animal services, and an officer found the goat on the caller's front porch. He coaxed the goat off the property and herded it to a nearby sheep farm. The goat was reunited with its owner. No charges were made.

Deer Mortally Wounded in Fence

POTOMAC, Bentcross Dr., 10000 block, July 28. A young deer's hind legs became caught in a fence. Montgomery County Humane Society workers removed the deer from the fence and took it to Second Chance Wildlife Center. The deer's injuries were evaluated, and because those on its legs were so severe, the deer was euthanized.

Running Dog Trapped

SILVER SPRING, Montford Ct., 1 to 100 block, July 29. A dog was seen several times running loose in the neighborhood. An animal services officer set a humane trap and baited it with dog food. The dog, a Jindo-mix, was soon trapped and taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. After six days, it will become available for adoption.

House Sold, Cat Left Behind

SILVER SPRING, Peppertree Lane, 4000 block, July 28. A female orange tabby cat was removed from a newly purchased rental property and taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. If the owner is not found, the cat will be placed for adoption.

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

Silver Spring

1-4 p.m. Saturday


12020 Cherry Hill Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL