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.
Grill Cook Dogged by Stray
UPPER MARLBORO, Chester Grove Rd., 3000 block, Aug. 2. As a resident was grilling food, a dog persistently jumped at her porch door. An animal control officer picked up the 3-year-old male mixed collie, which is black and brown with a white spot on its chest. The dog was wearing a collar but no ID and was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
Microchip Helps Track Dog's Owners
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Mildreds Lane, 7600 block, Aug. 2. An animal control officer picked up a white and brown Jack Russell terrier that had been left in a carrier at the end of a resident's driveway. The 3-year-old female was not wearing a collar or tags. At the shelter, it was discovered that the dog had implanted microchips, which showed its name to be Cinnamon and her owners as Montgomery County residents. Montgomery County's Animal Management posted a notice at the owners' home. The case was continuing.
Loose Schnauzer's Owner Fined
UPPER MARLBORO, Whiteholm Dr., 13000 block, Aug. 2. An animal control officer picked up a healthy gray Schnauzer from a resident's front porch. The female adult dog was taken to the shelter and held as a stray until claimed by its owner, who was charged $140 in fines and fees.
Opossums Trapped by Trash Cans
FORT WASHINGTON, 10700 block, Valley Brook Dr., Aug. 2. An opossum attempted to gnaw through a basement door and was trapped under an overturned trash can by a resident. An animal control officer picked up the healthy male opossum and returned it to the wild.
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Calder Dr., 7400 block, Aug. 2. An opossum was trapped in a trash can in a residential front yard. An animal control officer picked up the healthy female opossum and returned it to the wild.
Owner Fails to Claim Dog at Shelter
BOWIE, Gibralter Lane, 6200 block, Aug. 2. Animal Management impounded a stray, spayed 5-year-old Schnauzer at a resident's request. The dog's owner was contacted through information on the dog's tag. When the owner contacted the shelter, she was told that she would have to pay redemption fees in order to get her dog back. She said she might not want to redeem the dog and promised to call back the following day. She did not call, and the dog was made available for adoption.
Snake Invasion Reported
OXON HILL, Leland Dr., 5000 block, Aug. 1. A resident reported several black snakes in her closet and one trapped in a cup. An animal control officer picked up the trapped snake and returned it to the wild.
Bats at Residences Tested for Rabies
OXON HILL, Audrey Lane, 600 block, Aug. 1. An animal control officer picked up a bat that was caught between a resident's screen and window. The bat was euthanized at the shelter and tested for rabies. The results were negative.
LAUREL, Old Stage Coach Rd., 13000 block, Aug. 2. A resident found a bat in her bedroom hanging onto a vent. An animal control officer took the bat to the shelter where it was euthanized and tested for rabies. The results were negative.
Reunion for Adopted Dogs
People who have adopted dogs from the Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society are invited to bring their pets to the park to be reunited with society members and other adopted canines, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, at Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Rd., Wheaton. There will be contests, demonstrations, food and music. The general public is also invited. Call 301-324-0807 or visit the Web site at www.pgspca.org.
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the facility's Spay/Neuter Clinic, 8210 D'Arcy Rd., Forestville, across from the county animal shelter. Rabies shots cost $8; a vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and parvo virus costs $12; microchip ID implants are $25. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. Animal owners not obtaining rabies shots for their pets must have proof of a current inoculation with them. Call 301-324-0807 or go to the Web site, www.pgspca.org.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN