Prince George's animal watch

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The following cases were received by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources' Animal Management Group. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at; select "Animal Control" from the "Select a Service" drop-down menu.

Dog in yard, but no one at home

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, G St., 6900 block, Nov. 21. Someone called to report that a dog had been tied to a front yard fence after homeowners had moved and taken their dog with them. An animal control officer picked up a 3-year-old white male beagle mix. His owner claimed him Nov. 23.

Treeing walker hound running

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Lansdale St., 7100 block, Nov. 21. A police officer responding to a trespassing call asked Animal Management to pick up a dog running loose. An officer took a 9-month-old black male treeing walker hound mix to the shelter. The dog had no collar or tags. No one claimed him, and he was adopted Dec. 5.

Stray Lhasa apso in basement

LANHAM, Treetop Lane, 9900 block, Nov. 21. Someone found a stray dog and held him in his basement. An officer picked up a year-old white neutered male Lhasa apso mix with no collar or tags. No one claimed the dog, and he was adopted Dec. 4.

Woman's son picks up stray

UPPER MARLBORO, Woodlawn Blvd., 11200 block, Nov. 23. After a woman reported a small stray dog running loose, her son told her that he had brought it home until it could be picked up. An officer took a 2-year-old brown Chihuahua mix with no collar or tags to the shelter. Its owner did not claim it, and the dog was adopted Dec. 5.

Dog abandoned in a hallway

HYATTSVILLE, Warfield Dr., 400 block, Nov. 23. Someone saw a dog in an apartment building hallway with a pile of dog food on the floor. An animal control officer picked up a 2-year-old red male dachshund-miniature pinscher mix with no collar or tags. It was not claimed, and it was adopted Dec. 2.

Pet adoptions

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. 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 the Web site at

Volunteers needed

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County needs volunteers to help with all aspects of running the organization, including dog and cat fostering, communications and administration, staffing shot clinics and other fundraising/outreach events, handling phone and e-mail inquiries from the public and helping at adoption events. Call 301-262-5625 or visit

-- Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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