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October 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9 and people of the Jewish faith are continuing to celebrate Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It’s considered the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. No School for MCPS Students: Since it’s Yom Kippur, […]

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September 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Rabies Vaccination Clinic Set for Sept. 18 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County requires that all dogs and cats, four months of age and older, must have a current rabies vaccination and a county pet license.  The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will hold the final free rabies vaccination clinics for the year Sunday. The rabies vaccination clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18th […]

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July 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics (VIDEO)

Montgomery County requires that all dogs and cats, four months of age and older, must have a current rabies vaccination and a county pet license.  The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will hold two more free rabies vaccination clinics this year. Rabies vaccination clinics are held on the third Sunday of each month […]

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March 21, 2016 | Girl Scout SU 31-6

Going Batty

On March 12, my Girl Scout Troop went on a trip to the Lincoln Caverns in Pennsylvania. The first day, we went on a tour called “Going Batty”. On that trip, we learned all about bats. Did you know that bats only have one child a year? Also, bats are very helpful to people. Do […]

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August 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 10th, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Tax-Free Week: You may save some money if you do your back-to-school clothes shopping this week. Find out more about Tax-Free Week on the Maryland Comptroller’s website here. 2. Welcome Home Champ: Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky is on her way home today […]

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July 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

How Do Bats Enter Your Home? (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Gaithersburg Animal Control Director Lisa Holland says it’s important to have window screens and to keep your windows and doors shut at dusk when area bats are often feeding. Take a look: According to Holland, service calls for bats in local residences is not unusual. She said her department has […]

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May 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rabies Vaccination Clinics at the Animal Shelter

Every year, County officials say an average of 40 animals are confirmed by laboratory analysis to be rabid in Montgomery County. Although most of these are wild animals, such as raccoons, foxes, and bats there have been several rabid cats in Montgomery County within the last five years. Officials say rabies is 100-percent preventable and […]

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