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 www.goprincegeorgescounty.com; click on Government, then Agency Index.
Naked Man's Best Friend?
Capitol Heights, Rochelle Ave., 1800 block, April 2. A naked man was seen walking down the street with a pit bull at his side. Police officers called Animal Management for assistance. An animal control officer impounded the dog and took it to the shelter. The man was arrested at the scene.
Dead Dog and Puppies Retrieved
Capitol Heights, Akin Ave., 10 block, April 2. Animal Management was called about a dead dog found inside a garage at a condemned residence. A short time later another call was received about several puppies seen running in the yard at the same address. An animal control officer found the dead dog in the garage and several puppies inside the residence. The dead dog was removed for disposal; the puppies were taken to the shelter for evaluation.
Abandoned Boa Euthanized
Capitol Heights, Addison Rd., 1800 block, March 26. The owner of a seven-foot boa constrictor left the snake with a relative, saying he could no longer keep it. The relative called Animal Management for assistance and was told the snake could be held for only five days. The relative gave permission for the snake to be euthanized.
Rottweiler Owner Fined
Bladensburg, 52nd Avenue and Monroe Street, March 27. Police received an anonymous complaint about a large stray dog at the above location. The caller said she would hold the dog, a 5-year-old male Rottweiler, for pickup. An animal control officer took the dog to the shelter. The owner was located and redeemed the dog after paying fines and fees totaling $150: a $60 redemption fee; a $50 fine for allowing a dog to run loose; a $25 county dog license fee; and $15 for board.
Cat Abandoned in Eviction
Oxon Hill, Southview Dr., 1100 block, March 27. Police at the scene of an eviction contacted Animal Management about a cat abandoned at the residence. An animal control officer found the 2-year-old orange tabby sitting inside a kitchen cabinet and took it to the shelter.
Stray Dogs Impounded
Capitol Heights, Byers St., 4100 block, March 26. A brindle and white mastiff in good condition was taken to the shelter.
Hyattsville, Merrimac Drive and 19th Place, March 27. Animal Management responded to a call from police about a large brown dog being held at the above intersection by a police officer. An animal control officer picked up the female brown and white Chesapeake Bay retriever and took it to the shelter to be claimed or adopted.
Fort Washington, Indian Queen Point Rd., 9900 block, March 27. Animal Management was called about a stray black dog with a neck injury being held at a residence. An animal control officer picked up the 7-year-old black female cocker spaniel and took it to the shelter for evaluation.
Forestville, Spanish Moss Way, 3400 block, March 27. A stray black dog was found lying in the front yard of a residence. The dog would not move and refused water. An animal control officer took the 2-year-old black male Welsh corgi to the shelter, where it was diagnosed with kennel cough. It was to be given antibiotics for 14 days and offered for adoption if not claimed.
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society 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. The cost is $8 for rabies; $12 for distemper. No appointment is necessary. Call 301-324-0807.
-- Barbara Hinton