Prince George’s County Animal Watch

April 23, 2014

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

Abandoned car with dog inside: 6000 block, Madison St., Riverdale, April 1. The police requested pickup of a dog that was found inside an abandoned burgundy car, which had been deserted for more than three weeks. An animal control officer removed the 3-year-old black male Yorkshire terrier. Two possible owners contacted animal management inquiring about the dog. On April 8, one person came forward with proof to claim the dog, which they said had been lost weeks earlier.

Stray puppies found at school: 6100 block, Ager Rd., Hyattsville, April 2. An assistant principal at a school reported that a teacher found two stray dogs on school property. He said that the teacher was holding them in a car to prevent them from entering the school. An animal control officer picked up two 4-month-old yellow Labrador retrievers. The puppies were reunited with their owner the same day.

Red goes to rehab: 7100 block, Wells Pkwy., Hyattsville, April 3. A woman reported that a wild animal was stuck in her window well and that it had been crying all night. An animal control officer removed a 2-month-old red fox from the 4-foot-deep area. The fox was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator that day.

Yorkie evicted: 10500 block, Storch Dr., Lanham, April 3. The sheriff’s department requested assistance with a Yorkie that was found inside a house during an eviction. An animal control officer removed the 3-year-old silver-colored female Yorkshire terrier. The dog was claimed by its owner the next day.

Bowie 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 PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 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

Pet fosters needed: The Partnership for Animal Welfare seeks volunteers to foster homeless dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption shows. For information, go to or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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