These were among the 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.
Fined for Violating Quarantine
DAMASCUS, Oak Dr., 25000 block, Oct. 27. A beagle that had been ordered confined in July under a rabies watch was reportedly seen outside. An animal services officer investigated and found the beagle tied to a tree in a yard. The officer took the dog to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, and the owner was issued a $500 citation, the fine for violating an animal quarantine. The officer told the owner he would not be permitted to complete the quarantine at his house, but instead had to board the dog at a private facility for the remaining three months.
Animal services had put the dog under six-month isolation quarantine because it had a bite wound of unknown origin and its rabies vaccination was not current. Strict isolation requires that an animal be placed in a closed cage in a room with a door that shuts so it can be safely observed for symptoms of rabies while being cared for.
Trucker's Dog Lacks Vaccination
ROCKVILLE, Interstate 270, Oct. 28. Maryland State Police asked animal services to retrieve a dog from the tractor-trailer of a driver who had been detained at a weigh station. An animal services officer removed the male mixed bulldog while its owner was being taken to the police station and brought the dog to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The next day, a friend of the driver made arrangements for the dog to be picked up. The owner of the dog was issued a $500 citation because the dog did not have an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
Dog Removed From Apartment
SILVER SPRING, 13000 block, Oct. 28. Montgomery County Police investigated a report that a dog had been abandoned in an apartment. A police officer met an animal services officer at the building, and the dog, a female bichon frise, was removed and taken to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. A woman contacted the shelter and said the dog had belonged to her mother, who had died recently. The woman said relatives were caring for the dog and had been checking on it regularly. After paying $84 in fees, the family retrieved the dog. Animal services required that the dog be brought to a veterinarian for various health issues.
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.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
12020 Cherry Hill Rd.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL