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 go to Department & Agency Index.

Pit Bull Puppy's Death Probed

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Glacier Ave., 1000 block, May 24. An animal control officer, accompanied by a county police officer, responded to a call about a dead dog near a wooded area. The 9-month-old male, brindle and white pit bull had apparently been shot in the head. Police interviewed the dog's owner, who denied killing the dog and told police who he believed was responsible. The case was continuing.

Tenant Gives Up the Goose

LAUREL, Dulwick Ct., 8700 block, May 24. Animal Management received a report that a resident was keeping a duckling in an apartment and refusing to return it to the wild. An animal control officer picked up a yellow and black goose from an apartment resident and took it to a rehabilitation facility.

Dog Removed From Apartment

SUITLAND, Rena Rd., 4400 block, May 19. An animal control officer, accompanied by a county police officer, responded to a call from a management office at an apartment complex about a pit bull in an apartment. A notice was left for the owner; the husband of the owner relinquished the 1-year-old, male white and brindle dog, which was taken to the shelter. The case was continuing.

Cat Caught in Backyard Trap

FORT WASHINGTON, Loudon Dr., 7700 block, May 24. Animal Management received a report of a cat in a backyard trap. The 3-year-old, male black and white domestic shorthair was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Stray Gets Clean Bill of Health

SUITLAND, Curtis Dr., 3300 block, May 24. A kitten lying in front of an apartment was reported to be injured or sick and to have possible leg injuries. An animal control officer picked up the kitten, a male, black and white domestic shorthair, approximately 4 months old. The kitten, which did no have a collar or tags, did not appear to be sick or injured, and was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Dogs Brought In as Strays

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Goldleaf Ave., 600 block, May 24. A dog that had broken free was barking and chasing people. The dog's owner was apparently away. The 5-month-old, female black and brown Rottweiler, which did not have a collar or identification, was being held as a stray.

LANHAM, Barker Pl., 5300 block, May 24. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog being held at a residence. The 5-year-old, male gray and black mixed terrier did not have a collar or identification, and was taken to the shelter and held as a stray.

LANHAM, Axton Ct., 5500 block, May 24. An animal control officer picked up a 4-month-old, female brown and black pit bull from an unfenced back yard. It had been there for two days. The dog, which had a spiked leather collar, was being held as a stray.

Cats and Dogs Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer dog adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petsmart, 5154 Nicholson Lane, Kensington; and cat adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. at Petco, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. The pets' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $115 per cat, $180 per dog. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to www.pgspca.org.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN