Prince George’s County Animal Watch

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.

Bird crash: 5300 block, Fadden Ct., Temple Hills, June 23. A woman reported that a bird flew into her car and that she accidently slammed it in the door. She said that the bird was in the car near the glove compartment at the time of the call. An animal control officer responded and found that the bird was inside the vehicle’s dashboard. The officer dislodged the bird, which was unharmed, and returned it to the wild.

Trapped raccoon: 9900 block, Snowden Rd., Laurel, June 26. A woman reported catching a raccoon in a trap in her yard. An animal control officer removed the healthy raccoon and returned it to the wild.

Groundhog rescued from pool: 5500 block, Chesterfield Dr., Temple Hills, June 27. A woman called animal management to report seeing a groundhog stuck in her swimming pool. The caller was advised to extend a piece of board or stick into the pool to allow the animal to get out. That didn’t work. An animal control officer removed the brown groundhog, which was taken to a wildlife rescue group for rehabilitation.

Bloody dog: 1400 block, Jefferson St., Hyattsville, June 28. Animal management received a call about a stray dog running loose with blood on its snout. An officer picked up the 3-year-old white male Parson Russell terrier. The dog was reunited with its owner that day.

Cat and dog 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, 12020 Cherry Hill Rd., Silver Spring. 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.

The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society seeks volunteers to assist animals in need by serving as pet foster parents. Foster families provide a safe, loving home to animals that are too young, injured, recovering from surgery or have other special needs, until they are adoptable. Call 301-262-5625 or visit www.pgspca.org.

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 www.paw-rescue.org or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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