Montgomery County Animal Services Division

July 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Family Reunited with Dog Who Fell in 25-Foot-Deep Well

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue saved a dog who fell into a 25-foot-deep well in Bethesda on Saturday, July 24. The dog, named Roxy, is a cattle dog and lab mix. Roxy’s owner, Melissa Swensrud of Bethesda, told MyMCM via a text message that she was taking Roxy and her two other dogs on a […]

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June 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

County Animal Services Waives Fees for Cat Adoptions Throughout July

July may be the purrrfect time to adopt a feline friend in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is waiving the fees for all its cats and kittens from July 1 through July 31. The initiative is part of MCASAC’s “Feline Freedom” campaign and is sponsored by the nonprofit […]

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June 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Animal Services to Fully Reopen Sunday

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) announced in a statement that it is fully reopening its facility in Derwood on June 20. MCASAC has continued caring for homeless animals over the course of the pandemic—at one point even welcoming 16 shelter dogs affected by Hurricane Laura—but its been operating mostly on an appointment […]

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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dogs from Louisiana Shelter Damaged By Hurricane Laura Arrive in Montgomery County

Sixteen shelter dogs from Morehouse Humane Society in Bastrop, La. arrived at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood on Thursday. The Louisiana dog shelter received significant damage from the Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura. Now that the dogs are safely in Montgomery County, Morehouse Humane Society—which has been without power since […]

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September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Animal Shelter To Rescue 16 Dogs Affected by Hurricane Laura

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood is rescuing 16 dogs affected by Hurricane Laura. The dogs will arrive Thursday in Montgomery County from Morehouse Humane Society Shelter in Bastrop, La. Morehouse Humane Society Shelter was connected to MCASAC through its involvement as a Best Friends Network Partner, meaning it can act […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

To Help Clear Shelters, County Adoption Center Cuts Fees by 50% Throughout August

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is officially back open and is celebrating its annual Clear the Shelters event—but this time—all month long. Throughout August, pet fees will be cut by at least 50%. MyMCMedia caught up with Maria Anselmo, the community relations manager for Montgomery County Animal Services, to get the lowdown on adopting […]

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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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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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