This was among cases received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information, call 240-773-5054. That number provides recorded information on topics such as the Montgomery County Animal Shelter hours and location, adoption and licensing procedures, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering.

Investigating defiled deck: Elioak Terr., 7500 block, Gaithersburg, June 12. An anonymous caller complained to animal services that a dog was being kept outside on a foul-smelling deck littered with feces and had no shelter or water. The dog’s owner was not at home when the investigator arrived, but the investigator reported a beagle mix inside and that the deck was clean and had no odor. The owner said the dog is walked regularly but occasionally put for short periods on the deck, which is cleaned up if the dog defecates. Because the complaint was anonymous, the investigator was unable to discuss his findings.

German shepherd adoption event: The organization will have a meet-and-greet with its volunteers, and one or more of the dogs available for adoption. All Shepherd Rescue is an organization dedicated to finding good homes for German shepherds and related mixes. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 5154 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. 301-770-1343 or

Reduced fees for cat adoption: Cats and kittens will be available at the next open house of Friends of Montgomery County Animals at the following location. For information, visit, call 301-977-4833 or visit

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

Shelter has adoptable cats: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption 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

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton