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  • Animal Services Officers Enforcing Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs Law; No Unattended Outdoor Tethering of Dogs during Extreme Cold Weather Due to the extremely cold temperatures predicted for tonight, February 12 and through the weekend, the Director of the Montgomery County Animal Services Division Thomas Koenig is announcing enforcement of Executive Regulation 10-10AM, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs. Section II-C of the regulation states that “a person must not tether a dog under circumstances that endanger its health, safety, or well-being including: unattended tethering of the dog during a weather emergency.” The enforcement of this regulation is put into effect during periods of high heat and humidity, and during conditions of extreme cold, wind, and heavy snow which can all be damaging to dogs and other animals. The penalty for this violation is a $500 fine. Montgomery County Police Animal Services officers want to remind citizens to be particularly careful with all pets during this period of cold weather. The best advice during periods of extreme weather conditions is to bring pets ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • County Seeks Volunteers to Work with Victims of Sexual Assault
    Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for a spring 2016 training session. VASAP outreach volunteers donated more than 10,000 hours in 2014 serving victims of sexual assault in Montgomery County. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. All potential volunteers must attend a training program, which covers crisis intervention skills and the specialized knowledge of the emotional, medical and legal issues that victims face. Volunteers must commit to serve for one year, in an on-call capacity, for one 12-hour shift or two six-hour shifts per week. All volunteers must be at least 21 y ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County's Spring Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs Now Available The spring issue of the Montgomery County Guide for Recreation and Parks Programs is now available to the public. The registration process for programs and classes will begin on Tuesday, February 16. The Spring Guide features a wide variety of classes and programs designed to help participants stay active and have fun. There are offerings in aquatics, sports, therapeutic recreation services and active adult senior programming. Registration is available in one of four ways: online, by mail or in person at the Montgomery County Recreation Administrative Offices at 4010 Randolph Road in Silver Spring, or by fax to 240-777-6818. Print copies of the guide are available at recreation centers, park facilities, aquatic and senior centers, and public libraries. Residents who prefer receiving the guide by mail can pay an annual subscription fee of $5 and receive a full year of five issues (Summer, Fall, Winter, Summer Camps, and Spring). To view the guide onlin ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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