Prince George’s County Animal Watch

December 13, 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.

Limping and growling: 8300 block, Croom Rd., Upper Marlboro, Nov. 21. A man reported finding a stray dog that was limping and growling at one of its hind legs. The man tied the dog in his back yard. An animal control officer removed the 4-year-old black male Rottweiler mix. The dog was returned to its owner Nov. 27.

Owl stuck in pond: 1200 block, Fiji Ave., Hyattsville, Nov. 23. A woman reported that an owl had its feet stuck in the netting of her fish pond. An animal control officer removed the brown owl and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Stray cat not claimed: 5600 block, 37th Ave., Hyattsville, Nov. 26. A woman was holding a stray cat in her home that she had found a few days earlier. She said no one had come forward after she posted signs in the area in hopes of finding the owner. An animal control officer picked up the 3-year-old buff-colored male domestic shorthair. When not claimed, the cat was taken to a rescue group Dec. 4.

Schanuzer captured: 12900 block, Claxton Dr., Laurel, Nov. 26. A woman reported that a stray dog had been running loose for more than a week before she confined it in her yard. An officer removed the 2-year-old gray male miniature Schnauzer mix. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group Dec. 1.

No fleas allowed: 7100 block, Loch Ct., Fort Washington, Nov. 26. A man requested pickup of a skinny, friendly stray dog he found in his neighborhood. He said that he tied the dog to the fence of a vacant property because he didn’t want fleas. An animal control officer picked up the 2-year-old black female Siberian husky. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group Dec. 4.

“All I Want for the Holidays Is . . . You” adoption event: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division is reducing adoption fees in December. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $45 for cats. The cat adoption fee will be waived for a second cat or kitten that is adopted at the same time. Fees include the cost of spaying/neutering, a county license, microchipping and all age-appropriate vaccinations. To view the animals available for adoption, go to www.princegeorgespets4us.com, or call 301-780-7200 for information.

Upper Marlboro low-cost animal clinic: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division will sponsor a low-cost wellness and vaccine clinic from noon to 3 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-254-8151, www.thespayspot.org.

Pet adoption event: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 2319-D Forest Dr., Annapolis. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. 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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