These were among the cases received by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information on shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 240-773-5960.

Doggy doppelganger? Catalpa Ct., 17000 block, Derwood, Aug. 30. After a resident called animal services about a neighbor’s white pit bull running loose and chasing pedestrians, an officer went to the address of the dog’s owner. The officer saw the canine inside and addressed the complaint, but the owner said the pit bull had been inside at the time. The officer reported his findings to the caller.

Squirrel in a wheel conundrum: Highland Hall Dr., 20700 block, Montgomery Village, Aug. 29. A squirrel was reported to be stuck in the spokes of a bicycle tire. The animal managed to wriggle free and run away, apparently unharmed, before an animal services officer arrived.

Pets available for adoption: Dogs, cats and other pets will be available through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following locations. To confirm the schedule, call 240-773-5966 or visit

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
500 Perry Pkwy.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Unleashed — Olney
3134 Olney Sandy Spring Rd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available 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

Cats available for adoption: Cats and kittens will be available at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. For information, please visit, call

301-977-4833 or e-mail

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

Montgomery Village
Unleashed by Petco
18306 Contour Rd.
Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday

Animal Services Division holds rabies clinic: Montgomery County Animal Services Division will host a rabies clinic 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville. Dogs and cats in the county older than 4 months must be vaccinated and licensed. Dogs must be leashed, and cats and ferrets must be kept inside carriers. For information, call 240-773-5925.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton