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; click on Government, then go to Department & Agency Index.

Skunk Drops In

SPRINGDALE, Cousins Dr., 3600 block, July 16. A skunk fell into a three-foot-deep window well at a residence. An animal control officer released it back into the wild.

Raccoon Found in Basement

TEMPLE HILLS, 26th Ave., 3700 block, July 19. A raccoon got into a residential basement. An animal control officer took it to the shelter and euthanized it, as required by the county health department for rabies control.

Police Turn In Mixed Pit Bull

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Quo Ave., 1200 block, July 19. Montgomery County police asked animal control to pick up a stray dog. The white, 4-year-old female mixed pit bull was held for five days. Because it was not claimed, it was euthanized according to county regulations, which make owning a pit bull illegal if it was born after Feb. 3, 1997.

Beagle Wanders Onto Porch

OXON HILL, Ottawa St., 5700 block, July 19. A resident reported a stray dog sitting on a front porch at the property. An animal control officer picked up the 2-year-old, male tricolor beagle and took it to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Cats Available for Adoption

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat adoptions, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr. The pets' foster caretakers will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $115. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to

Animal Welfare Society Meeting

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County will hold a general membership meeting for members and anyone interested in becoming a member, 7:15 to 9 p.m. today, College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-262-5625 or go to

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN