These were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For more information, call 240-773-5054. The number provides recorded information on such topics as the Montgomery County Animal Shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Tosa Inus Rescued From Car

SILVER SPRING, University Blvd., 1-100 block, Sept. 12. Answering a call from police about two large dogs inside a vehicle in a bank parking lot, an animal control officer removed two tosa inus -- Japanese mastiff-like dogs -- from the unlocked car. The dogs were tethered by choke-chain collars and were thought to be in danger, so the animal control officer took them to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner claimed the dogs later in the day, paid $134 in fees, and was issued a $500 citation for cruelty to animals. He was also issued a $500 citation for improper tethering.

Dog Fights With Rabid Raccoon

SILVER SPRING, Margate Rd., 10800 block, Sept. 12. A dog owner heard a commotion outside and saw his dog fighting with a raccoon. He pulled his dog away from the raccoon, which died a short time later. The Montgomery County Humane Society picked up the carcass, which tested positive for rabies. The dog's rabies vaccination was up to date, but, as a precaution, the animal was given a booster shot and placed under home quarantine for 45 days.

Animals Available for Adoption

Dogs, cats and other animals will be available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society during the Burtonsville Day Celebration. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5968 or visit


11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Fairland Community Recreation Center

14906 Old Columbia Pike

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL