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Thursday, August 19, 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

Rooster missing a few feathers

HYATTSVILLE, Marywood St., 7200 block, July 22. A woman reported that a stray rooster was in her back yard. It appeared to have been in a fight because it was missing feathers, she said. An officer picked up a tan chicken, which was transferred to a foster home.

It's not ill, just resting

UPPER MARLBORO, Campus Way, 10400 block, July 22. Animal management received a report of an ill-looking raccoon sitting still in front of a residence's front gate. An animal control officer removed a healthy raccoon and returned it to the wild.

Stray kitten finds a home

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Southern Ave., 4100 block, July 23. An animal control officer picked up a stray 4-month-old brown female tabby kitten from a woman's apartment. When not claimed, the kitten was adopted July 30.

Terrier out on the town

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Eastern Ave., 400 block, July 23. A woman reported that she had found a dog running loose and was holding the dog in her vehicle. An officer picked up a 3-year-old silver male Yorkshire terrier. The dog was returned to its owner July 26.

An uninvited tenant

LAUREL, Old Stagecoach Rd., 13000 block, July 25. Someone reported a stray dog running loose in an apartment complex and following residents around. An officer picked an 8-year-old cream-colored male Lhasa apso wearing a black nylon collar. The dog was returned to its owner July 26.

Kids find injured hawk

CLINTON, Springbrook Lane, 6400 block, July 25. A woman reported that she was holding an injured red-tailed hawk found by children in her neighborhood. She said the hawk's wing appeared to be injured, leaving it unable to fly. An officer picked up the hawk and transferred it to a wildlife rehabilitator the next day.

No spring in rabbit's step

CLINTON, Silver Fox Turn, 9400 block, July 26. A person reported holding an injured brown rabbit in a box. An animal control officer picked up the rabbit, which couldn't hop, and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Mother pigeon protects babies

TAKOMA PARK, New Hampshire Ave., 6700 block, July 26. A woman reported that a pigeon had had babies under a table on her deck. She said she and her family couldn't go onto the deck because the pigeon would try to attack them. An officer picked up the pigeons and returned them to the wild.

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, 2601 Housley Rd., Annapolis. 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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