This case was received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. For information, call 240-773-5900. This number provides recorded information on topics such as the new animal services and adoption center’s hours and location in Derwood, adoption and licensing procedures, and lost-and-found and field services.

Rainy day trouble: 11300 block, Hounds Way, Rockville, July 14. Animal services was notified that two dogs, a mastiff and an Australian shepherd, were in a back yard without shelter from the rain. At first, no one was home when an animal services officer visited the property. After the dog owner’s son arrived, the officer told him to take the dogs inside. Once the dog owner was home, the officer returned to discuss shelter requirements and to issue a $500 fine for leaving the animals outside in the rain.

Volunteers needed: The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs volunteers for the puppy training program to help raise and train a 12- to 18-month-old puppy to become a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. 866-282-8046, or

Adoptable cats at no-kill shelter: Cats and kittens will be available for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County no-kill 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.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton