The following were among animal cases received recently by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Division. Call 301-499-8300 for recorded information, including directions to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at; click on Government, then Agency Index.

Cat Attacks Rabbit Bowie, Longleaf Ct., 4200 block, Oct. 13. A resident called Animal Management requesting help with an injured wild rabbit that had been attacked by her outdoor cat. She said the rabbit was bleeding from the abdominal area and that her cat was not current on rabies vaccinations. An animal control officer told her the cat had to be quarantined and issued a citation for its not being vaccinated. The officer determined that the rabbit was only slightly injured and had some fur missing. The rabbit was taken to Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary for treatment.

Mixed Havanese Impounded

Laurel, Cherry Lane, 9000 block, Oct. 11. A resident took in a stray dog and contacted Animal Management. An officer picked up a male white and tan mixed Havanese. The dog, judged to be in fair physical condition, was taken to the shelter.

Stray Maine Coon Cat Captured Beltsville, Little Creek Ct., 11200 block, Oct. 11. A stray Maine coon cat was held at a residence until an animal control officer determined that it was in good condition. The cat was to be held at the shelter until claimed or adopted.

Injured Opossum Rescued

Mount Rainier, 28th Pl., 4000 block, Oct. 12. An injured opossum was found in front of an apartment building. An animal control officer took it to Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary for further evaluation.

Box Turtle Scrutinized Fort Washington, Buchanan Dr., 13400 block, Oct. 12. Animal Management was called about a box turtle that appeared to have only three legs. An officer found a healthy orange and black box turtle with all its legs intact. The turtle was released in a wooded area.

Wildlife Invasions

Temple Hills, St. Barnabas Rd., 4800 block, Oct. 14. A maintenance worker found a squirrel in an apartment building and trapped it under a blanket. An officer released it in a natural area.

Temple Hills, Dallas Pl., 4600 block, Oct. 15. A homeowner found an opossum in the kitchen and called Animal Management. An officer captured it and later released it in a rural area.

Cats and Dogs Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer dog and cat adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, at PETsMART, Orchard Center, 12020 Cherry Hill Rd., Calverton. The pets' foster owners will be on hand to answer questions and accept applications. The adoption fee is $190 per dog, $90 per cat. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or visit the Web site at

-- Barbara Hinton