MANCHESTER AVE. NW, 1400 block, Feb. 23. Animal control received a call about a poodle that had become stuck in a tree after it had chased a raccoon or opossum up it. An animal control officer found the dog about seven feet up and called the fire department to assist with a ladder. The officer climbed the tree to restrain the dog, and a firefighter helped both of them down the ladder. The uninjured animal was returned to its owner, who said that it was not the first time the dog had been stuck in a tree.
KENSINGTON, Madison St., 11000 block, April 29. A youth called an emergency communications center to report that his father was being attacked by a "pig dog." Police and animal services dispatched to the residence found that the "pig dog" was an opossum that had gotten into the home's basement. Because the animal was uninjured and had not bitten the man, it was captured and released outdoors, where it scurried away.
Among cases received by the Montgomery County Animal Services DivisionLink