This was among the 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 clinics and low-cost neutering.

German shepherds kill sheep: Old Columbia Pike, 16100 block, Burtonsville, Nov. 21. Two German shepherd dogs attacked several sheep, killing one of them. The sheep’s owner removed the dogs from the sheep pen and chained them to a fence until animal services arrived. With information from tags, the officer contacted the dogs’ owner, who lived in adjacent Howard County and said he had brought them to work with him. The officer issued citations for the dogs being loose and for unwanted contact, along with an order requiring them to be muzzled when outside. The dogs’ owner made restitution to the sheep’s owner for the attack. Howard County animal services was notified of the incident and was to enforce Montgomery County’s order when the dogs are at the owner’s home.

Reduced fees for cat adoption: Cats and kittens will be available at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. For information, call 301-977-4833 or visit or

PetSmart — Milestone Shopping Center
20924 Frederick Rd.
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Montgomery County Humane Society: Dogs, cats and other pets will be available through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following location. To confirm the schedule, call 240-793-4201 or visit .

15622 Old Columbia Pike
Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

No-kill shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County shelter at the following location. For information, call 301-740-2511 or visit

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill shelter

12 Park Ave.

6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Puppy trainers needed: The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs volunteers for its training program, in which people help raise and train a 12- to 18-month-old puppy to become a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. For information, call 866-282-8046, visit or e-mail

Volunteers to help adoptable animals needed: The Partnership for Animal Welfare is a nonprofit group of volunteers who facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, and place them in stable homes. PAW needs people to foster dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption shows. For information, go to or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton