Prince George's County Animal Watch
The following cases were received recently 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 http:/
Fur coat, of sorts, in the closet
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Lacona St., 6500 block, May 28. An animal control officer removed a healthy squirrel that was found in a closet and returned it to the wild.
Child injures bird
UPPER MARLBORO, Shuttle Ct., 9600 block, May 28. A caller reported holding a bird that couldn't fly because a child had hit it with a stick. An officer picked up a brown bird and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator for treatment.
Uninvited guest slithers in . . .
BELTSVILLE, Edmonston Rd., 10700 block, May 29. An animal control officer removed a healthy blacksnake found in the living room of a residence and returned it to the wild.
. . . As does another
TEMPLE HILLS, Joan Lane, 5700 block, May 29. A woman reported seeing a snake in her home. An officer removed a healthy blacksnake and returned it to the wild.
Yorkie found tied to tree
GREENBELT, Mandan Rd., 7800 block, May 30. An officer picked up a gold-colored male Yorkshire terrier that was found tied to a tree in front of a building. When unclaimed, the 1-year-old dog was adopted June 9.
Found at the gas station
SUITLAND, St. Barnabas Rd., 3600 block, May 30. Employees reported seeing a dog tied outside a gas station for an extended time. An officer picked up a 10-year-old chocolate male Labrador retriever wearing a silver choke chain. The dog was reunited with its owner June 2.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Addison Rd., 1900 block, May 31. A woman reported two birds flying inside her bathroom. An officer removed the birds and transferred them to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Bowie pet adoption is Saturday
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 for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit http:/
-- Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah