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.

Deer Tangled in Net

SILVER SPRING, Mills Ave., 13000 block, Aug. 2. A resident reported that a young deer had become caught in a backyard soccer net. An animal control officer was able to calm the animal and cut away the netting. The freed deer fell but quickly recovered and ran toward some woods.

Officer Rescues Feeder Thief

SILVER SPRING, Baileys Lane, 15000 block, Aug. 1. Investigating a report, an animal control officer found a squirrel stuck in a bird feeder. The officer put on a pair of heavy-duty gloves and, with the frightened animal biting at her, managed to free its trapped hind legs from the feeder. She found that the animal's legs were scraped, but it was able to run away.

Rabies Clinic in Rockville

The Montgomery County Police Department and its animal services division are sponsoring a rabies clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville. Rabies shots for cats and dogs, which must be older than 4 months to be vaccinated, are free. Rabies shots for ferrets and pets of out-of-county residents are $4, which must be paid in cash. All dogs must be on a leash; cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

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


1507 Rockville Pike

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER