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Montgomery County Animal Watch

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.

Curious kids cross a line: Darnestown Rd., 16800 block, Boyds, Oct. 25. Two goats broke through a fence and wandered into a yard. The resident called animal services to report the goats, but their owner arrived first and removed them. The officer contacted the owner, who said the goats had escaped through a fence and that he had repaired it to prevent future incidents. The officer warned him about possible fines in the future.

Abuse report unfounded: University Blvd. E., 900 block, Silver Spring Oct. 27. A resident reported possible puppy abuse to animal services, describing a dog with a skin condition that was being locked in a closet for hours. An officer met with the dog’s owner, who showed the officer the cocker spaniel mix puppy. The owner denied that the dog had been locked in a closet, and the officer did not observe a skin condition. The dog’s owner was told to get the puppy vaccinated for rabies and that failure to do so could result in a $500 fine.

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

20924 Frederick Rd.
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
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

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

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

Free workshop for dog owners: Laura Costas of One-on-One Dog Training will give a talk on “Aggression: What It Is and What It Isn’t.” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Rd. Register at or call 301-983-5913. Sponsored by Your Dog’s Friend, Rockville.

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton

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