Prince George’s County Animal Watch

October 11, 2012
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

These were among cases received recently by the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The department Web site is www.princegeorgespets4us.com.

Snake in basement

8200 block, Redview Dr., District Heights, Sept. 26. A man reported seeing a snake in his basement. An animal control officer removed a healthy brown snake and returned it to the wild.

Black snake in kitchen:

4600 block, Calais St., Oxon Hill, Sept. 27. An animal control officer removed a healthy black snake from a woman’s kitchen and returned it to the wild.

Stray Shih Tzu: 2400 block, Iverson St., Temple Hills, Sept. 29. A woman reported finding a stray dog while walking in her neighborhood. An officer picked up a tan male Shih Tzu. The dog’s owner was located and both were reunited Oct. 3.

Backyard visitor: 2300 block, Vermont Ave., Hyattsville, Oct. 1. A woman reported finding a stray dog in her back yard. An officer picked up a 4-year-old white male Lhasa Apso poodle mix. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Coiled snake found:

9500 block, Tam O’Shanter Dr., Upper Marlboro, Oct. 3. A man reported seeing a snake coiled up in his home. He said he put a cup over the snake and placed something on top of it to prevent the snake from moving away. An animal control officer removed a healthy black snake and returned it to the wild.

Pet adoption showcase:

The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 12020 Cherry Hill Rd., Silver Spring. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit www.pgspca.org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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