Montgomery County police picked up several dogs on July 4th that had likely been scared by fireworks.
The police department's Fourth District, which includes Wheaton, found three dogs on Independence Day, police said.
In one case, a Fourth District officer opened her cruiser's door so she could get something that fell in the back seat when a dog named Tiger jumped into the vehicle.
The officer thought the dog had probably been spooked by fireworks and was not far from home, and she took him to an animal shelter, police said. Tiger had been adopted from the shelter, so he was quickly identified and reunited with his family.
Police are reminding dog owners to ensure their pets have identification on them that includes a name, address and emergency contact.