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December 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

100 Chickens Seized: Silver Spring Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Silver Spring man faces 22 counts of animal cruelty charges after Animal Services Division officers seized 100 chickens on his Burtonsville property, a Montgomery County police statement said. Raymond Romig, 59, of Clement Place in Silver Spring, was arrested Monday and was released after posting a $10,000 bond, online court records say. Specifically, Romig […]

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August 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, Prepares to Clear the Shelter (VIDEO)

August is a busy month at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The animal shelter has launched a new Barn Cat Program, and adoption center staffers are preparing for the annual Clear the Shelter event on Aug. 19. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more. According to MCASAC spokesperson Katherine Zenzano, you can save up […]

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August 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Help Clear the Shelter on Aug. 19 (VIDEO)

Looking for a pet? You can save up to $150 in fees by adopting a dog from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Aug. 19. Fees for other animals vary. Find out more about the annual, Clear the Shelter event in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Animal Shelter Launches New Barn Cat Program, […]

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August 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Couple Charged with Ten Counts of Animal Cruelty

A Rockville couple, who operate the Alpha Group Animal Rescue (AGAR), have been charged with ten misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, according to officers with the Montgomery County Animal Services Division. Investigators said that Animal Services officers executed a search and seizure warrant on the Grandby Road home of Merle and Susan Uskeivich on July […]

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February 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over Two Dozen Chickens Perish in Coop Fire

Montgomery County firefighters are investigating a coop fire in Potomac that killed 25 chickens last night. It happened at 11:45 p.m. in the 11000 block of Woodthrush Lane off Glen Road. A nearby vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, was also damaged in the blaze, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer […]

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April 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Chicken Coop Fire in Poolesville (PHOTO)

A heat lamp may have caused a chicken coop fire at 17409 Chiswell Road in Poolesville on Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said six chickens died in the accidental blaze that also damaged the exterior siding of the adjacent house. According to Piringer, a resident sustained burns […]

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September 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

PHED Committee Discusses Farm Animals in Residential Areas

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee is continuing its extensive review of the first proposed major changes in the County Zoning Ordinance since 1978. At Friday’s worksession, among the items to be discussed are the distance setbacks from a property line if an owner wants to have chicken roosts in […]

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June 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council’s PHED Committee Reviews Zoning Ordinance

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, will continue its extensive review of the first proposed major changes in the County Zoning Ordinance since 1978. At Friday’s worksession, the committee will focus on proposed changes for residential and rural zones, including limitations on allowing […]

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