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, its hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at www.goprincegeorgescounty.com; click on Government, then Agency Index.
Gift Fawns Confiscated
NEW CARROLLTON, Oliver St., 8500 block, June 2. An animal control officer picked up a fawn from a resident who received it from a friend the day before. The animal was taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. The origin of the fawn was under investigation.
NEW CARROLLTON, Carrollton Pkwy., 8000 block, June 1. A resident notified Animal Management that a baby deer was being kept in a residential back yard and reported that a father at the residence had brought it home for his children. The fawn was taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. An investigation was continuing.
Beaver Given Clean Bill of Health
BOWIE, Faith Lane and Route 197, May 30. Responding to a report of a sick beaver lying at the end of the pond at Fox Hill Park, an animal control officer picked up the animal, determined that its health was not a problem and released it to the wild.
Bat Turns Out to Be a Bird
BOWIE, London Lane, 14900 block, May 30. A resident called to report an animal that looked like a bat in her son's bedroom. An animal control officer took a bird from the residence and released it to the wild.
Stray Dogs Impounded
FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, 59th Ave., 900 block, May 30. A resident took a stray tan male dog and a stray black-and-white female dog into his custody. An animal control officer picked up the male dog, a cocker spaniel, and the female, a sheepdog, and took them to the animal shelter to be available for adoption. The dogs were strongly bonded to each other, and officials say it would be difficult to be adopted separately.
Feral Cat Is Euthanized
BLADENSBURG, Edmonston Rd., 4200 block, May 28. An animal control officer was summoned to the location, where a stray cat was caught in a trap. The animal was taken to the shelter. Because of its extremely wild nature, it was euthanized.
Fish and Lizard Found at Eviction
OXON HILL, Southview Dr., 1300 block, May 28. The Prince George's County Sheriff's Department requested that an animal control officer pick up a fish tank, fish and an iguana from an eviction site. The animals were being held at the animal shelter.
Shih Tzu Owner Fined $225
FORT WASHINGTON, Allentown Rd., 8400 block, May 30. A resident picked up a small 8-year-old stray male Shih Tzu that had a skin condition and is blind. An animal control officer took it to the shelter, where the dog's owner retrieved it June 2. The owner was told of the dog's condition and given information for its proper care. The owner was fined a total of $225: $25 for a county license for an unaltered dog, $20 for a rabies vaccination, a $50 fine for allowing a dog to run at large, a $50 fine for the lack of a county license, a $60 redemption fee for unaltered dog and $20 board.
Baby Starling Pulled From Vent
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Brooksquare Dr., 1600 block, June 1. A resident tried to rescue a baby starling from an air vent in her bathroom. Her husband had taken the vent apart but was unable to reach the bird. An animal control officer rescued the bird, took it to the shelter and later took it to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. It was too young to be released to the wild.
Chicken Hawk Rescued
LARGO, Mercantile Lane, 1100 block, June 1. An animal control officer rescued a brown-and-yellow chicken hawk from a parking lot. The hawk, which was unable to fly, was taken to a rehabilitation facility.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER