animal control

April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Geese Gone Wild Pedestrian Bitten By Goose

Geese Gone Wild: Pedestrian Bitten By Goose in Derwood

It was a goose chase like no other in Derwood on Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that a pedestrian was attacked by a goose in the Shady Grove county bus lot. The lot is located on 16600 Crabbs Branch Way. According to Piringer, the pedestrian was bitten and was […]

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July 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Number of Cats Taken from North Potomac Home Reaches 70

The number of cats removed from a Sweetbough Court townhome has reached 70, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Add in the one rabbit and 71 animals have been taken from the North Potomac home, about a mile south of Quince Orchard High School. Police said Animal Services Officers are trapping the remaining cats […]

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July 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

More than 60 Cats Removed from Home

Officers have collected “60 and counting” cats since Saturday from a home in the 12300 block of Sweetbough Court, an Animal Control officer said Thursday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue hazmat units checked the site for ammonia gas Wednesday evening. Officer Lavonia Byrd said no one has been charged yet, but the investigation is continuing. […]

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March 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Warns of Rabid Raccoon

Gaithersburg Animal Control officers are warning residents of a rabid raccoon on Wednesday. The raccoon was spotted about 1 p.m. in the 100 block of Gold Kettle Drive. The raccoon was captured, euthanized and tested for rabies. Test results confirmed that the raccoon was infected with the rabies virus. Rabies can be fatal to humans […]

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April 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: MCASAC Releases New Photo of Runaway Goat (PHOTO)

UPDATED 4.13.17  An official at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center has released a new photo of the runaway goat that was caught in Aspen Hill on Wednesday. In the new photo, the goat, who has been named Truffles by staff members at the MCASAC, appears to be resting comfortably on some hay […]

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December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Winter Weather: Bundle up, it’s going to be a cold day and the winds will make it feel even colder. 2. Pet Adoption Drive: The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is overflowing with dogs and cats after a surge of […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Rabid Bat Found in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg’s animal control officers report that a rabid bat was discovered in a home in the 400 block of Christopher Avenue at 6 a.m. on May 29th. According to a city news release, the bat was captured, euthanized and tested for rabies. Test results confirmed that the bat was infected with the rabies virus. City […]

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October 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Injured Deer Closes Executive Office Building’s Parking Garage (VIDEO)

One floor of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building’s parking garage was closed on Thursday morning after a deer was discovered in it. It is unknown how long the animal was in the second level of the garage or how it entered the structure at 101 Monroe Street. Rockville police officers responded to the call, […]

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September 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Alligator Fished Out of Koi Pond in Brookeville (PHOTOS & 9-1-1 AUDIO FILE)

It took three hours for authorities to remove a three-foot alligator from a Koi pond in Brookeville on Friday. The alligator was reported to authorities shortly before 10 a.m. and the 9-1-1 caller seemed incredulous at what he had discovered in his backyard pond on Denit Estates Drive. You can listen to his call, here. […]

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August 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dog Owners Protest New Rules at City’s Dog Park (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Over a dozen dog owners attended a Gaithersburg City Council meeting on Monday night to let local leaders know they were upset about a change in the usage policy at the dog exercise area of Green Park. City residents and residents who live just outside the city limits took turns testifying during the public comment […]

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