This case was 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.

Lab mix not abandoned: Connecticut Ave., 7700 block, Chevy Chase, Nov. 15. A resident reported a dog possibly abandoned inside a house. An Animal Services officer visited the house, which appeared to be under renovation and uninhabited, but the dog inside, a black Labrador mix, appeared to be cared for. The officer left a notice on the door for the homeowner to contact the department. The dog’s owner said the home was being lived in while it was under construction and that the animal was receiving care.

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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton