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 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.
Woman Gives Up Her Cats
LAUREL, Larchdale Rd., 13100 block, Oct. 2. An apartment resident requested that her two cats be picked up by Animal Management because she was going away. She was told of the pickup fee of $5 per animal. The healthy 4-year-old cats, a female and a male, were taken to the shelter and later placed with a rescue group.
Pit Bull Bites Police Officer
ADELPHI, 24th Pl., 7900 block, Oct. 2. A dog owner who lives in the District left two pit bulls with an acquaintance while she was out of town. The dogs got loose, and one bit a county police officer. Animal Management was asked to pick up the dogs, a 7-year-old male and a 1-year-old female. The dogs were not wearing collar or tags and were taken to the shelter; a notice was left for the owner. The male was to be quarantined for 10 days because of the biting incident. The dogs' owner contacted Animal Control and was told that county law bans pit bulls. She was ordered to bring proof of ownership to Animal Control. The case was continuing.
Banded White Pigeon Rescued
ADELPHI, Metzerott Rd., 1800 block, Oct. 3. An apartment resident asked Animal Management to pick up a white bird being held in a crate on a balcony. The bird had a band on its leg with the number six on it. The pigeon, which may have lost its way home, was held at the shelter and released to a rescue group the next day.
Cat Trapped Under the Hood
TEMPLE HILLS, Carlton Ave., 3000 block, Oct. 2. A cat became stuck in a car's engine compartment; the vehicle's owner was unable to extricate it. An animal control officer could not reach the cat and returned to her vehicle to get additional equipment. The cat was able to get free and was captured by the officer. The gray and tan, long-haired neutered male was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
Stray Dogs Taken to Shelter
UPPER MARLBORO, Havre Turn, 7200 block, Oct. 2. A collie ran loose for two days before being caught by a resident and tied in the resident's yard. The 1-year-old male black collie-retriever mix did not have a collar or identification. It was held as a stray.
CLINTON, Jervis Pl., 3600 block, Oct. 2. A small dog was found lying on a resident's front porch, shaking and unresponsive. An animal control officer picked up the white and gray, 8-year-old female poodle, which was in fair condition. The dog had a collar but no identification and was held as a stray.
BELTSVILLE, Old Gunpowder Rd., 14800 block, Oct. 1. In response to a call from police, an animal control officer picked up a pit bull. The tricolored, neutered 1-year-old male had a collar but no identification. It was held at the shelter as a stray.
UPPER MARLBORO, Waco Dr., 11000 block, Oct. 3. A white dog with blue eyes was being held by a resident. The 2-year-old male Siberian husky, which had a collar but no identification, was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
OXON HILL, Clearview Ave., 1600 block, Oct. 2. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog held in a resident's back yard. The brown and black, 3-year-old female German shepherd had a collar but no identification and was held as a stray.
COLLEGE PARK, Farm Dr., 8100 block, Oct. 4. A dog with blue eyes was being held at the University of Maryland. The tan and white, 2-year-old male Australian cattle dog-Siberian husky mix did not have a collar or identification. It was held at the shelter as a stray.
Cats Available for Adoption
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr. Foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $115. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to the Web site, www.pgspca.org.
Yard Sale, Low-Cost Vaccinations
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic and yard-sale fundraiser from 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 are $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 . Call 301-324-0807 or go to the Web site, www.pgspca.org.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN