Prince George’s County Animal Watch

July 31, 2013
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.

Stray dog with wound: 8100 block, Old Branch Ave., Clinton, July 3. A man reported holding a stray dog with what appeared to be an old wound on its side. An animal control officer picked up a 4-year-old white male miniature Schnauzer. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group July 11.

Officer holds friendly dog: 4800 block, Suitland Rd., Suitland, July 3. A police officer called animal management to report being at a scene and holding a friendly dog. An animal control officer picked up an 8-year-old tan male German shepherd mix. The dog was reunited with its owner July 8.

Dog on attack: Cabin Branch Dr. and Columbia Park Rd., Capitol Heights, July 20. Someone called police and reported that a stray dog was running loose, chasing people and approaching cars. An animal control officer removed a 7-month-old brindle-colored female Dutch shepherd mix. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group.

11-year-old lab mix found: 4300 block, Hartwick Rd., College Park, July 21. A man reported finding a stray dog and holding it in his house overnight. An officer picked up an 11-year-old black female Labrador retriever and German shepherd mix. The dog and its owner were reunited July 23.

Malnourished kitten under bush: 10500 block, Joyceton Dr., Upper Marlboro, July 22. A woman reported that a stray kitten had been under a bush in front of her home for five days. An officer picked up the 2-month-old female calico domestic shorthair kitten. When not claimed, the kitten was taken to a rescue group July 27.

Injured tabby cat: 5300 block, Decatur St., Hyattsville, July 22. A woman reported holding an injured cat that had a cut on its neck and under one eye and a missing patch of fur. An animal control officer picked up the 2-year-old brown tabby female domestic shorthair. When not claimed, the cat was taken to a rescue group July 26.

Vaccination clinic Sunday: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon. 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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