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Montgomery County Animal Watch

These were 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.

Startled family dog bites girl: Germantown, Metz Ct., unit block, Aug. 13. An 11-year-old girl was playing on her bed when she accidentally fell on top of the sleeping family dog. The startled dog awoke and bit the girl near the ear, and she required two stitches. Animal services placed the cocker spaniel mix under a standard 10-day home quarantine. The pet was current on its rabies vaccination.

Dog gets ride to shelter after owner is arrested: Germantown, Middlebrook Rd. and State Route 355, Aug. 12. The County Emergency Communications Center contacted animal services to remove an aggressive pit bull from a car that was being towed because its owner had been arrested. An officer removed the dog and took it to the county animal shelter until the animal could be claimed by the owner or another designated person.

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

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’s no-kill shelter at the following locations. For information, visit or call 301-740-2511.

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

Montgomery County Humane Society: Dogs, cats and other pets will be available through the Montgomery County Humane Society at the following locations. To confirm the schedule, call 240-793-4201 or visit

Pet Valu
14933 Shady Grove Rd.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton


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