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 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.

Bird Rescued From Balloon

Morningside, Larkspur Rd., 6700 block, May 10. A bird in a residential yard was entangled in a deflated balloon and tied to a fence by the balloon's string. An animal control officer freed the uninjured young sparrow and returned it to the wild.

Stray Kitten Found

Oxon Hill, Livingston Ter., 5600 block, May 11. A resident who was holding a female black kitten called Animal Management. The kitten was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Snakes Alive!

Hyattsville, Sheridan St., 2000 block, May 11. Animal Management was called about two snakes found in a glass tank at the scene of an eviction. An animal control officer removed two small pythons and took them to the shelter to be held until an owner reclaimed them.

Laurel, Cherry Lane, 8000 block, May 11. A pet snake that had escaped from its holding area and was found in a neighborhood was captured and placed in a pillowcase. Animal Management was called but the snake escaped before an officer arrived.

Report of Death Is Exaggerated

Laurel, Municipal Sq., 300 block, May 10. Animal Management was called about a reportedly dead black male Labrador retriever found at a local police station. An animal control officer found that the young adult dog was alive. The officer took the dog, which was not wearing a collar or tags, to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Police Apprehend Dog

Clinton, Buckler Rd., 6300 block, May 8. Prince George's County police called Animal Management about a white dog, thought to be a pit bull, that was running loose. The dog's owners were not home. An animal control officer picked up the white American bull dog and took it to the shelter; the owner picked it up the next day.

Stray Dogs Impounded

Fort Washington, Oxon Hill Rd., 9000 block, May 11. Animal Management was called about a stray German shepherd being held in a fenced back yard. An animal control officer picked up the adult male dog, which had no collar or tags, and took it to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Forestville, Brooks Dr., 2000 block, May 11. Prince George's County police called Animal Management about two stray dogs that police were holding. An animal control officer picked up an adult female German shepherd, which had no collar or tags, and an adult male Akita, which had a harness but no tags. Both dogs were in good condition and taken to the shelter to be held as strays.

Brentwood, Rhode Island Ave., 4500 block, May 11. A small black terrier that appeared to have blood in its mouth was found in the parking lot of a business. An animal control officer picked up the neutered male Scottish terrier, which had a collar but no tags. The dog, which was not injured, was taken to the shelter.

Dogs and Cats Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer pet adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Petsmart, Gateway Center, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. The pets' foster owners will be on hand to answer questions and accept applications. The adoption fee is $180 per dog, $115 per cat. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or visit the Web site, www.pgspca.org.

-- Compiled by BARBARA HINTON