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

Dogs Impounded After Arrest

ROCKVILLE, Randolph Rd., 5200 block, Sept 27. Police arrested a woman on shoplifting charges and found two dogs locked inside her vehicle. An animal services officer retrieved a Jack Russell terrier and a Shar-Pei and took them to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. After paying $107 in impoundment and boarding fees, the owner took the dogs home the next day.

One Stray Leads to Another

POOLESVILLE, Tom Fox Ave., 1-100 block, Sept. 28. A Montgomery County Humane Society employee picking up a stray dog from a residence noticed another stray, a mixed German shepherd, hanging around the house. Unable to capture the dog, the employee called animal services. An animal control officer spoke with neighbors and learned that the shepherd had been running loose in the area for several weeks and had had a litter of puppies, for which a resident had found homes. The officer set a humane trap and the next morning received a call that the dog had been caught. The dog was to be held for six days and then evaluated for possible adoption.

Kitten Slides to Safety

GERMANTOWN, Boland Farm Rd., 20000 block, Oct. 1. A homeowner called the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and asked for help with a trapped kitten. A litter of kittens had been born under a deck, and all the youngsters had been captured except one, which was stuck between the house and an outdoor hot tub. The rescue service called the shelter, and an animal services officer was able to free the kitten from the tight spot with the help of some greasy salve. The uninjured kitten is back with its siblings.

Humane Society Benefit

The public is invited to an evening of wine tasting and a buffet dinner presented by Maggiano's Little Italy and Paul's Wine & Liquors to benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society. The event is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Maggiano's restaurant in the District, at 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. There will be a silent auction, live music, door prizes and more than 100 different wines. Tickets are $55 each, with all proceeds to benefit the society. For more information, or to buy tickets or otherwise make a tax-deductible donation, call 301-279-1969.

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 www.mchumane.org.

Gaithersburg

1-4 p.m. Saturday

Petsmart

220 Kentlands Blvd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL