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.
House of Cats and Dogs Probed
OXON HILL, Roanne Dr., 7400 block, July 14. Six cats were seen outside a residence, and more cats were reported to be inside the house in cages. The cats outside may have escaped through a broken window. Animal waste was seen on the front porch. An animal control officer picked up a 4-year-old female brown tiger cat that had a spaghetti can, from which it had been eating, covering its head. Several dogs were seen inside the home. There was no response to a knock at the door. The next day, an animal control officer went to the home and saw several cages and carriers on the porch and a thin golden retriever and a German shepherd mix running in the yard. Both dogs appeared to have skin ailments. A notice was left asking the owner to contact Animal Management. The owner called July 17 and said that the animals would be taken for an examination. The case was continuing.
Stray Terrier Needs Dental Work
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Alpine St., 6800 block, July 11. An apartment resident captured a stray Yorkshire terrier and called animal control. The dog had been vomiting. An animal control officer picked up the 7-year-old, brown and black male dog, which did not have a collar or tags. A veterinarian found the dog to be healthy but in need of dental work. It was being held as a stray.
Pug Leads Officer on a Chase
LAUREL, Casulas Way, 15000 block, July 19. A stray pug that was running loose would not come when called and ran away when offered food and water. An animal control officer captured the 5-year-old, fawn and black female after a 20-minute chase and took it to the shelter to be held as a stray.
Dalmatian Taken to Shelter
UPPER MARLBORO, Central Ave., 12000 block, July 13. Police asked animal control to pick up a dog whose owner was injured and needed to be hospitalized. An animal control officer picked up the 8-year-old female Dalmatian. The sister of the dog's owner later told officials she was trying to find a new home for the animal because the owner was unable to claim it. The case was continuing.
Beagle With Tumor Euthanized
BRANDYWINE, Horsehead Rd., 16000 block, July 18. A police officer was staying by a stray dog that was thought to have been hit by a car. An animal control officer picked up the seemingly uninjured 9-year-old, tricolor female beagle, which did not have a collar or tags. The dog had extra-long nails and a five- to-seven pound mammary tumor. The animal was euthanized because of the growth. The case was continuing.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN