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Prince George's County Animal Watch

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

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.

Bird bath

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

-- Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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