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."
Raccoon Found in Fireplace
BELTSVILLE, Cedar Lane, 11300 block, June 4. An animal control officer retrieved a raccoon from a closed fireplace. It was euthanized.
Box Turtle Back in Wild
LAUREL, Washington Blvd., 900 block, June 4. An animal control officer picked up a box turtle that had a painted and chipped shell. The turtle was found to be healthy enough to return to the wild.
Bat Removed From Bathroom
TEMPLE HILLS, Dixon St., 3600 block, June 5. An animal control officer removed a bat from a bathroom sink at a residence. It was euthanized at the shelter; rabies test results are pending.
Snake Checks Out Church
UPPER MARLBORO, Frank Tippett Rd., 9700 block, June 5. A healthy black rat snake was found in a church lobby. It was released in the wild.
Gosling Found at Golf Course
BELTSVILLE, Bay Hill Dr., 12000 block, June 3. An injured gosling was being held in a bucket at a golf course. The bird, which had a broken leg, was taken to a rehabilitation facility.
Groundhog Caught in Trap
BOWIE, Enterprise Rd., 3500 block, June 3. A resident reported that a groundhog had been caught in a trap. It was returned to the wild.
Stray Shih Tzu Claimed
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Suffolk Ave., 600 block, June 5. A resident confined a dog that had been running loose in Suitland. The male Shih Tzu did not have a collar or identification. Its owner claimed it the next day.
Dogs Brought In as Strays
BRANDYWINE, Brandywine Heights Rd., 14000 block, June 4. An animal control officer picked up a stray female beagle. It did not have a collar or identification and was held as a stray.
HYATTSVILLE, Forest Rd., 6600 block, June 4. An animal control officer picked up a brown and black, female German shepherd and Rottweiler mix. The dog has a collar but no identification. It was held as a stray.
HYATTSVILLE, 25th Pl., 9200 block, June 4. A resident had confined a small black dog in a fenced yard. The male schipperke, which was in fair condition, had no collar or identification and was held as a stray.
Cats and Dogs Available
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer cat adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr., Bowie, and dog adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. The animals' foster caretakers will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $115 per cat, $180 per dog. For information, call 301-262-5625 or go to www.pgspca.org.
Low-Cost Shot Clinic
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the facility's spay and neuter clinic, 8210 D'Arcy Rd., Forestville, across from the county animal shelter. Rabies shots are $8; a vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo virus is $12; and microchip ID implants are $25. All animals must be leashed or held in a carrier. Animal owners not getting rabies shots for their pets must show proof of a current inoculation. Call 301-324-0807 or go to www.pgspca.org.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN