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.

Pit Bull Bites Child

GREENBELT, Crescent Rd., 500 block, Aug. 8. The Greenbelt Police Department reported that a stray pit bull had just bitten a child. An animal control officer picked up the brown and white female, which had no identification. It was taken to the shelter and quarantined The case was continuing.

Distressed Dog Identified

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Calder Dr., 7400 block, Aug. 7. A caller reported a stray dog that was tied to a trash can and appeared to be in distress. An animal control officer and a police officer picked up the tan female mixed pit bull. An implanted microchip identified the owner, who was notified. The case was continuing.

Chained Stray Impounded

BOWIE, Kinderbrook Lane, 2500 block, Aug. 8. Responding to a call about a stray dog found chained to a stop sign at Greenbelt and Bell Station roads, an animal control officer retrieved a brown and white male pit bull and took it to the shelter. It did not have identification. The case was continuing.

Strays Held, Taken In

CHELTENHAM, Brixton Lane, 10400 block, Aug. 8. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog being held on the front porch of a residence. The tan and white male pit bull was taken to the shelter. It was held as a stray because it did not have any identification.

UPPER MARLBORO, Kempa Ct., 1500 block, Aug. 8. A resident called about a stray dog that appeared to be injured. An animal control officer picked up the tan-and-white female mixed Siberian husky and took it to the shelter. An examination showed that it was not injured. It did not have identification and was being held as a stray.

Bats Won't Be Back

UPPER MARLBORO, Brooke Lane, 12900 block, Aug. 8. An animal control officer captured a bat that had been flying around the living room of a residence. It was taken to the shelter and euthanized. The results of rabies testing are pending.

COLLEGE PARK, 48th Ave., 9600 block, Aug. 10. An animal control officer removed two bats from a residence and took them to the shelter. They were euthanized and sent for rabies testing. The results are pending.

Dogs and Cats Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer cat adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr.; and dog 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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN