The following were among the 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.

Cat May Have Been Poisoned

UPPER MARLBORO, Brookmead Ct., 16200 block, Oct. 11. A resident reported that an injured stray cat had fallen down steps outside his home. An animal control officer picked up the large, white female cat and took it to an emergency hospital. The cat was euthanized to prevent further suffering on the recommendation of a veterinarian, who suspected that the animal was poisoned. An animal control officer investigating the incident was assaulted by a resident after finding a plastic container filled with a sweet-smelling greenish yellow fluid believed to be poisonous. The officer took the fluid for analysis and has filed assault charges. Animal Management is awaiting a necropsy report to determine whether to initiate animal cruelty charges.

Dead Dog Found in Plastic Bag

SEAT PLEASANT, Yost Place and Baltic Street, Oct. 18. Animal Management was called about a dead dog at the scene of an armored truck robbery. An animal control officer found the body of a 5- to 6-month-old, brindle and white pit bull inside a plastic bag on the street. A dark-colored car used in the robbery was seen running over the bag. Another plastic bag, containing soiled rubber gloves, was found nearby. The investigation was continuing.

Bat Trapped Between Windows

TEMPLE HILLS, Keppler Rd., 4900 block, Oct. 23. A bat was lodged between an inside and outside window at a residence. When an animal control officer lifted the outer window, the bat flew away before it could be captured.

Dog Shows Fondness for School

MITCHELLVILLE, Woodmore Rd., 12000 block, Oct. 17. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog from an elementary school. The 7-year-old female Alaskan Malamute had a plastic collar but no identification. The dog had been picked up at the school on three other occasions; it was returned to its owner several days later.

Injured Deer Freed From Fence

FORT WASHINGTON, Lark Lane, 1300 block, Oct. 17. A resident reported that an injured deer, bleeding from its hindquarters, was caught in a wrought-iron fence. An animal control officer freed the deer, which then ran into a wooded area.

Basket Case

LANDOVER HILLS, Standish Dr., 6900 block, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up a male orange and white cat being held under a laundry basket by a resident. The 7-year-old, neutered cat, which did not have a collar or identification, was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Stray Dogs Taken to Shelter

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Capitol Heights Blvd., 600 block, Oct. 23. A youth called Animal Management about a dog he had captured. He said that its owner lived on Larchmont Avenue but had been gone for more than a month. Several people had been feeding the dog, he said. An animal control officer picked up the 6-year-old male, black and white mixed border collie, which had a collar but no identification. It was to be held at the shelter for possible placement with a rescue group.

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, 58th Ave., 700 block, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up a 1-year-old male mixed dogo Argentino from a resident's front porch. It was to be held as a stray.

ACCOKEEK, Clinton Drive and Manning Road, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up a dog that was tied to a pole on a road. The healthy, male reddish-brown pit bull, which did not have identification, was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

LAUREL, Municipal Sq., 300 block, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up an adult female, black and white Siberian husky being held by a resident. The dog, which did not have a collar or identification, was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

CAMP SPRINGS, Tarquin Ave., 7000 block, Oct. 18. Animal Management picked up a friendly dog from the front of a residence. The 1-year-old, brown and gray female Norwich terrier was in fair condition and did not have a collar or identification. It was to be held as a stray.

UPPER MARLBORO, Green Landing Road, 5800 block, Oct. 11. An animal control officer picked up a 10-month-old male mixed Dalmatian being held at a gardening nursery business. The dog was in fair condition and did not have a collar or identification. It was to be held as a stray.

Dogs Available for Adoption

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring dog adoptions, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 11229 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. The pets' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $180. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or visit the Web site, www.pgspca.org.

. . . Cats, Too

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat adoptions, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr. The pets' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. Cat adoption fees are $115. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or visit the Web site, www.pgspca.org.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN