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; click on Government, then Agency Index.

Snake Invades Metro Station

NEW CARROLLTON, Garden City Dr., 4000 block, June 7. Metro transit police found a large black snake in front of a kiosk at the New Carrollton Metro Station. An animal control officer returned it to the wild.

Injured Fawn Euthanized

FORT WASHINGTON, Klovstad Dr., 7800 block, June 7. A baby deer with injured legs was found lying in a flowerbed at a residence. Because of the extent of the injuries, the fawn was euthanized.

Woman Gives Up Grandson's Dog

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Yorknolls Dr., 300 block, June 8. A woman whose grandson left a dog at her home for three months asked Animal Management to take the dog, saying she was unable to care for it. An animal control officer took the healthy dog, a 6-month-old, female mixed corgi, to the shelter, where it was found have a good disposition and was made available for adoption.

Pit Bulls Taken to Shelter

FORESTVILLE, Hil-Mar Dr., 6500 block, June 7. A dog owner left a pit bull at the residence of an acquaintance, who asked Animal Management to remove it three days later. An animal control officer took the young adult male dog, which was in good health and not wearing a collar or ID, to the animal shelter to be claimed by its owner.

MOUNT RAINIER, Queenstown Dr., 3200 block, June 7. An animal control officer rescued a black pit bull that had been tied to a tree in front of an apartment building for more than a day. The male adult dog was in good weight and wearing a collar but no tags. It was taken to the shelter to be claimed by an owner.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Walker Mill Rd., 6900 block, June 7. Two aggressive pit bulls were reported to be in front of a rental office. An animal control officer took a brown and white female and a black and white male pit bull to the animal shelter. The 8-month-old dogs were in good health; neither was wearing a collar or ID tags. A possible owner has been contacted.

Stray Dogs Impounded

RIVERDALE, 67th Pl., 6000 block, June 7. A dog was running through an apartment complex. An animal control officer took the 1-year-old male mixed collie to the animal shelter.

LANDOVER, Hubbard Rd., 3200 block, June 7. An employee of a business tied a young white male Dogo Argentino to a tree in front of the business's building. An animal control officer took the healthy dog, which had no collar or tags, to the animal shelter to be claimed by its owner.

OXON HILL, Mystic Ave., 1700 block, June 7. A small black dog was found on a resident's front porch. The dog appeared mangy and unwilling to eat or drink anything. When it went into the street, it would not move to avoid cars. The officer took the male neutered Pomeranian to the shelter. The 9-year-old animal was returned to its owner after its skin condition and care were discussed with the owner.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER