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.

Emaciated Dog Treated, Sheltered

BELTSVILLE, Powdermill Rd., 9200 block, Aug. 17. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog, a gray and white female cane corso, approximately 4 years old. The dog, which was emaciated, was taken to an animal hospital for treatment and then to the animal shelter to be held as a stray. An investigation was continuing.

Cat Released From Quarantine

BELTSVILLE, Powdermill Rd., 3600 block, Aug. 17. Animal Management, working with the Prince George's County Health Department, inspected a 5-year-old short-haired cat, which had been in quarantine for six months. It had been wounded and did not have a valid rabies vaccination at the time of the injury. The cat seemed healthy and was released from quarantine.

Stray Husky Euthanized

LANDOVER, Pinebrook Ave., 2400 block, Aug. 17. An animal control officer picked up a blond female Siberian husky, approximately 3 months old, which appeared to be ill and had been tied to a commercial trash receptacle behind a county-operated ballroom. The dog was euthanized because of the severity of its illness.

Bat Invasions

TEMPLE HILLS, Curtis Dr., 3300 block, Aug. 17. When a bat entered the living room of her apartment; a resident closed off all the doors to keep it from getting into other rooms. An animal control officer picked up the bat and took it to the animal shelter to be euthanized for rabies testing.

LARGO, Prince Pl., 10200 block, Aug. 17. A bat entered a resident's bedroom. An animal control officer removed the bat and took it to the animal shelter to be euthanized for rabies testing.

Stray Cat Impounded

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Ingleboro Ct., 5400 block, Aug. 17. A resident caught a stray cat in a trap on a front walkway. An animal control officer picked up the male, gray and white domestic long-haired cat, which was in good condition. It was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Owner Retrieves Stray Pomeranian

CHEVERLY, Tremont Ave., 3000 block, Aug. 17. A resident caught a stray Pomeranian, approximately 4 years old with a collar but no tags. An animal control officer took the dog to the shelter, where its owner picked it up the next day after paying fines and fees totaling $135.

Kitten With Broken Tail Picked Up

LANDOVER, W. Forest Rd., 6700 block, Aug. 16. A resident caught a kitten that had an injured tail and held it in a box in her apartment. An animal control officer picked up the male, brown and black domestic short-hair tiger cat, approximately 3 months old. The break near the tip of its tail had healed, apparently without medical care. The cat was taken to the animal shelter to be held as a stray.

Groundhog Falls Into Stairwell

FORT WASHINGTON, Thornknoll Dr., 2300 block, Aug. 17. A groundhog was seen limping across a residential yard and falling into a stairwell. An animal control officer picked up the animal, which appeared to be dying, and took it to the animal shelter to be euthanized.

Hospital Guard Holds Stray Dog

CLINTON, Surratts Rd., 7500 block, Aug. 17. A hospital security officer was holding a stray, black and white mixed beagle in a security van in front of the hospital. An animal control officer picked up the dog, which was approximately 11/2 years old and had a collar but no tags. The friendly dog was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Cats and Dogs Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring dog and cat adoptions, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petsmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd. The pets' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $180 for dogs and $115 for cats. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to the Web site at www.pgspca.org.

Orientation for Volunteers

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a volunteer orientation at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petsmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd. A volunteer manager will answer questions and accept new volunteer registrations. Students younger than 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to the Web site at www.pgspca.org.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER