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