These were among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For 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 vaccination clinics and low-cost neutering.

Rooster Wakes Up Residents

SILVER SPRING, Arliss St., 1 to 100 block, Oct. 4. Several residents called animal services to report that two chickens and a rooster were running loose in the neighborhood. The callers complained that the rooster's crowing woke them before dawn. An animal services officer checked the neighborhood for several days without finding the birds. Residents continued to call. Eventually, two officers spotted the birds and used a net to capture them. The birds were taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. They were to be made available for adoption if no one had claimed them within six days.

Terrier Follows Fox Into Den

SILVER SPRING, Symphony Woods Dr., 700 block, Oct. 6. A female Jack Russell terrier dug under a fence and chased a fox down into a den in the woods. The dog's owner followed the animals into the woods and notified Montgomery County Police, who asked for assistance from the Montgomery County Humane Society. Police and Humane Society officers entered the woods and heard yelping and growling coming from the den. The terrier emerge bloodied and injured after two hours. There were no further sightings of the fox. The owner took the dog to a veterinary hospital, where it was treated for bite wounds. The dog's rabies vaccination was up to date, and the animal was placed under 45-day restraint quarantine.

Dog Kept on Too-Short Leash

SILVER SPRING, Westchester Dr., 2000 block, Oct. 5. A resident called to express concern about a dog tied on the deck of a neighboring house with less than three feet of leash. The caller said the dog, a mixed German shepherd, was in the sun and had no water. An animal services officer responded and took the dog to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The owner claimed the dog the next day and was issued a warning and given instructions about proper tethering.

Animals Available for Adoption

Dogs, cats and other animals will be available for adoption through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following location. For information, call 240-773-5966 or visit


1 to 4 p.m. Saturday


20924 Frederick Rd.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL