The following were among recent animal cases received by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Division. Call 301-499-8300 for directions to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at www.goprincegeorgescounty.com; click on Government, then Agency Index.
Pit Bull Visits Police Station Landover, Barlowe Rd., 7600 block, Nov. 27. A stray pit bull walked into the main lobby of a police station. The dog was placed in a station bathroom. An animal control officer later took it to the animal shelter.
Boa Found at Eviction Scene
District Heights, Marlboro Pike, 5500 block, Nov. 27. Police found a tan and brown boa constrictor in a glass tank at the scene of an eviction. An animal control officer took the snake to the animal shelter, where it was later claimed by its owner after the owner paid a $15 redemption fee and $5 for board.
Snake Snagged in Basement
Bowie, Nashua Lane, 15100 block, Nov. 28. A resident found a small, beige and brown snake in the resident's basement and placed it in a glass jar. An animal control officer released the healthy snake in a rural area.
Opossum Trapped on Carport
Kettering, Sutton Ct., 10 block, Nov. 27. An opossum was lured into a trap on the carport of a residence. An animal control officer retrieved the healthy animal and released it in a rural area.
Owner of Errant Airedale Fined $90
Berwyn Heights, Pontiac St., 6200 block, Nov. 27. A 9-month-old female Airedale was found running loose in a neighborhood and taken into a residence. An animal control officer took the healthy, spayed dog to the animal shelter. The dog's owner retrieved the pet Nov. 30 after paying $90 in fines: a $15 redemption fee, $20 for board, a $50 fine for allowing a dog to run at large and a $5 fine for a dog license.
Rottweiler Owner Fined $225
Seat Pleasant, Birchleaf Ave., 700 block, Nov. 27. A Rottweiler was found in the back yard of a residence. The dog growled continuously and could not be persuaded to leave. An animal control officer caught the dog and took it to the animal shelter. The owner was was required to pay fines totaling $225 before the dog was released: a $25 license fee, a $20 rabies shot, a $60 redemption fee, $20 board, a $50 running-at-large fine and a $50 county license fee.
Stray Scottie Impounded
Suitland, Navy Day Dr., 3400 block, Nov. 28. A stray, black and white dog was being held in the fenced yard of a residence. An animal control officer took the healthy 4-year-old neutered male Scottish terrier to the shelter, where it was to be held pending owner notification.
Calico Kitten Taken to Shelter Fort Washington, Browns Lane, 2200 block, Nov. 27. A resident found a stray female calico kitten on her front porch and placed it in a box in her home. An animal control officer picked up the 7-month-old kitten, which was in fair condition. It was to be held at the shelter and put up for adoption after further evaluation.
Cat and Dog Vaccinations
The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County will offer low-cost vaccinations for dogs and cats, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Spay/Neuter Clinic, 8210 D'Arcy Rd., Forestville. Cost is $8 for rabies shots, $12 for distemper. No appointments needed. Call 301-324-0807.
-- Barbara Hinton