Prince George’s County Animal Watch


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

Unwelcome dog: 700 block, 71st Ave., Capitol Heights, April 12. A male requested pickup of a stray dog. An animal control officer removed the 3-year-old white male Plott hound mix. When not claimed, the dog was adopted April 23.

Shivering baby squirrel: 5400 block, Chris Mar Ave., Clinton, April 12. A woman reported a baby squirrel shivering and lying at her front door. An animal control officer picked up the gray female squirrel and took it to a wildlife rescue group.

Abandoned 6-week-old kitten: 4000 block, Warner Ave., Hyattsville, April 12. A woman reported holding a kitten that she found in an abandoned apartment next to hers. An officer picked up the 6-week-old female gray tabby domestic shorthair kitten. The kitten was taken to a rescue group until it is old enough for adoption.

Poodle rescued: 6500 block, Hil Mar Dr., District Heights, April 13. A man reported a stray dog that had been in front of his apartment building all day. An animal control officer removed the 4-year-old white female poodle. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group April 23.

Sick bird found: 25100 block, Chalk Point Rd., Aquasco, April 16. A man reported a bird that appeared very weak and unable to fly. An officer removed the brown bird and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

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. the first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-254-8151,

Vaccination clinic Sunday: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 8210 D’Arcy Rd., Forestville. Rabies and distemper shots are $10. Microchip IDs are $25. Only cash and credit cards are accepted as payment. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. Owners should bring an up-to-date rabies certificate. For information, call 301-262-5625.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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