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 Keeps Woman in Car

HYATTSVILLE, Capital View Terr., 1400 block, Aug. 15. A stray pit bull entered a front yard and kept a resident from getting out of her car. Animal Management was called and the dog was taken to the animal shelter. Attempts were being made to find the dog's owner.

Trapped Rabbit Released

BOWIE, Sahara Lane, 1900 block, Aug. 15. A brown and white, female adult rabbit was caught in a trap in a back yard. The rabbit, which appeared to be in good condition, was released.

Pit Bull and Puppies Picked Up

HYATTSVILLE, Ohio Ave., 2000 block, Aug. 15. County police responded to a report that a pit bull was biting its owner and a relative at a residence. Animal Management was called, and a female pit bull and six of its puppies were taken to the animal shelter to be held in quarantine for 10 days as a precaution against rabies. The case was continuing.

Bat Screened Out

UPPER MARLBORO, Kettering Way, 11300 block, Aug. 14. A resident called Animal Management to report a bat between her bedroom window and the screen. The bat, which was on the outside of a screened porch, flew off as an animal control officer approached.

Injured Hawk Taken to Rehab

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Foster St., 7100 block, Aug. 16. An injured hawk was taken to a rehabilitation facility in Davidsonville.

Dog's Owner Moved to Hawaii

RIVERDALE, Hamilton St., 6700 block, Aug. 14. A long-haired cocker spaniel was found with an apparently injured hip. The dog was taken to the animal shelter, where the owner's identity was found in a microchip ID. The owner was contacted, but the dog was not immediately returned because the owner had moved to Hawaii.

Rottweiler-Retriever Impounded

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Flag Harbor Dr., 7200 block, Aug. 12. A Rottweiler-golden retriever mix was found in a fenced yard with no shelter. The 1-year-old dog was reported to be extremely thin but was found to be of a healthy weight. It was taken to the animal shelter; the case was continuing.

Terrier Looks at Townhouses

BELTSVILLE, Cherryvale Terr., 11000 block, Aug. 14. A terrier thought to be ill was wandering the streets of a townhouse community. The dog was reportedly limping and stumbling around, with its tongue hanging out of its mouth. No one was willing to confine the dog because it was feared that it might have rabies. An animal control officer picked up the healthy dog, a neutered male Yorkshire terrier, approximately 15 years old, and took it to the shelter. The owner called Animal Management the next day and picked up the dog after paying fines and fees of $150.

Strays Taken to Shelter

TEMPLE HILLS, Fisher and St. Moritz drives, Aug. 14. An animal control officer picked up a tan and white, neutered male mixed golden retriever. The approximately 2-year-old dog was wearing a collar without tags, and was taken to the shelter, where its owner's name was found in a microchip ID. The dog was waiting to be claimed.

HYATTSVILLE, Van Buren St., 2500 block, Aug. 14. A man asked Animal Management to pick up a 2-year-old male Akita that appeared to be in extreme pain with an open wound on its back. Something had apparently attacked the dog during the night. The dog belonged to the man's son, who had left it and had not returned; the man was unable to care for it. The dog was taken to the animal shelter. The case was continuing.

Orientation for Volunteers

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring an orientation for people interested in volunteer work with the organization, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petsmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to

Dogs and Cats Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is offering dog adoptions, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bowie Petsmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd. The dogs' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $180. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or go to

-- Compiled by BONNIE SMITH