“The background seems to be the whole thing stems from a housebreaking situation,” says Captain Michael Wahl of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services.
Pet owners can call Animal Services at any time for help with behavioral issues their pet may have, he says, and can even surrender their pet if they feel frustrations could lead to violence against the animal.
“I think in this case, the dog would have been adopted very quickly had it come into our center,” Wahl says.
Contact Animal Services here or find the nearest open adoption agency in Montgomery County here. Find the closest open shelter in D.C. here.