These were 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.

Alleged neglect of horse, alpaca: Gaithersburg, Woodfield Rd., 22600 block, October 11. Animal services responded to a call about possible animal neglect. The caller had observed a horse and an alpaca that were thin with overgrown hooves in a field. The investigator found the animals with numerous burs in their fur and overgrown hooves. The officer told the owner that neglect charges could be filed if the situation was not corrected. The owner made arrangements to clean the burs and hired a farrier to cut back the hooves. Animal services was monitoring the situation.

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

5154 Nicholson Lane
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Pet Valu
18207 Village Mart Dr.
Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County Shelter at the following locations. 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


Kentlands PetSmart
218 Kentlands Blvd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Free workshop for dog owners Veterinarians Steve Steinberg, Matthew Baron and Marc Hirshenson of Veterinary Referral Associates will give a presentation, “Your Aging Dog,” on medical issues, neurologic conditions and arthritis that arise as pets age. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at VRA, 500 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg. Please leave your dog at home. Sponsored by Your Dog’s Friend. Free. Registration required. For questions, call 301-983-5913 or visit

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton