pet safety

December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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July 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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More Pets Get Lost During Fourth of July Than Any Other Holiday, Officials Say

The large crowds and sound of fireworks during Independence Day festivities can make it a busy time for local animal shelters. “Fourth of July is a lot of fun for people but can be dangerous for pets,” said Tina Regester, director of communication for Maryland SPCA. “They get scared from the fireworks and bolt out […]

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January 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Reminds Residents to Bring Pets Indoors During Extreme Cold

Due to the extremely cold temperatures predicted to continue over the next several days, Montgomery County Animal Services Director Thomas Koenig is reminding pet owners not to leave dogs tethered, unattended, outdoors in the cold. Leaving animals outside unattended in these conditions may be considered an act of cruelty and pet owners could be charged […]

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Officers Enforcing Anti-Cruelty Laws for Dogs During Cold Weather

With the prediction of cold temperatures and windy conditions for Dec. 14 through Friday Dec. 16, the Montgomery County Animal Services Division (ASD) is enforcing Executive Regulation 10-10 AM Anti Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, according to a press release. This law regulates the conditions under which a dog may be tethered. Under the law, tethering […]

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