Prince George’s County Animal Watch

September 11, 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.

Limping gray schnauzer: 7900 block, New Hampshire Ave., Hyattsville, Aug. 6. Animal management received a report about an injured stray dog. An animal control officer picked up the gray female schnauzer. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Snake caught by glue trap: 3200 block, Chester Grove Rd., Upper Marlboro, Aug. 7. A woman reported a snake that was caught on a glue trap inside her garage. An animal control officer removed a healthy brown snake and returned it to the wild.

Injured kitten found in back yard: 9200 block, Kimbark Ave., Lanham, Aug. 28. A woman reported that a stray kitten was lying in her back yard and barely moving. An animal control officer picked up the 1-month-old black female domestic shorthair kitten and took it to a rescue group.

Stray American Eskimo dog: 2300 block, Houston St., Suitland, Aug. 28. An animal control officer removed a stray white male American Eskimo dog from a man’s fenced yard. The dog was reunited with its owner Aug. 30.

Bleeding turtle with cracked shell: 500 block, Ventura Ave., Capitol Heights, Aug. 29. A man reported holding an injured turtle that was bleeding and had a cracked shell. The caller said the turtle was injured while he was mowing the lawn. An animal control officer picked up the brown turtle and took to a rescue group.

Rabbit falls in pool: 9900 block, Marguerita Ave., Glenn Dale, Sept. 2. A woman called animal management to report holding a rabbit that fell into her pool. An animal control officer picked up the healthy brown rabbit and returned it to the wild.

Cat and dog adoption showcase: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from noon to 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. Jarrett

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