Stranded Dog Rescued from Sligo Creek

MCFRS responded to a call around 11:22a.m. on Sunday regarding a dog stranded in Sligo Creek.

Rescue units found the puppy, who appeared frightened and “unfriendly,” near Big Mill Pond. The puppy was trapped on a rock surrounded by swift, icy water.

Montgomery County Animal Services successfully rescued the stray from the rapid waters, and the dog was reunited with its owner shortly after, according to MCAS community relations manager Maria Anselmo.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Montgomery County Animal Services is closed to the public for walk-in adoptions and other services, but rescue services and reclamation of a lost pet are available with appointments made by email. To report an animal in need of assistance, the police Emergency Communications Center at 301-279-8000.

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