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."
Woman Turns In Relative's Pet
OXON HILL, Owens Rd., 1700 block, Oct. 23. Saying that she could no longer care for the dog, a woman asked Animal Management to pick up a blue Cane Corso left at her home two weeks before by a relative. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old male, which was slightly underweight. The case was continuing.
Rottweiler Declared a Stray
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, 71st Ave., 700 block, Oct. 24. Responding to an anonymous report, an animal control officer impounded a slightly underweight Rottweiler that had been running loose in the area without access to shelter, food or water. The black and tan, 1-year-old dog was being held at the shelter as a stray.
Cats and Dogs Impounded
OXON HILL, Fargo Ave., 5600 block, Oct. 25. A large dog that strayed into a back yard chased a girl who was trying to catch a school bus. An animal control officer picked up the 8-month-old, male black and gray mixed German shepherd, which did not have a collar or identification. It was being held as a stray.
HYATTSVILLE, 18th Ave., 5600 block, Oct. 25. Responding to a call about a tenant who had moved out of a basement apartment and had left behind two pets, an animal control officer picked up a 2-year-old neutered male pit bull and a 2-year-old female tortie domestic shorthair cat. The apparently healthy animals appeared to be accustomed to being together. They were being held at the shelter pending contact by their owner.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Walters Lane, 3300 block, Oct. 25. The sheriff's department requested pickup of a dog left in an apartment after an eviction. An animal control officer retrieved the 10-month-old, male black and tan German shepherd, which was in fair condition. It was being held as a stray.
HYATTSVILLE, Fremont St., 8400 block, Oct. 25. An animal control officer removed a 7-month-old, black and white male domestic shorthair cat from a trap in a residential back yard. It had no collar or identification and was being held as a stray.
CLINTON, Terence Dr., 5800 block, Oct. 25. An animal control officer picked up a 4-month-old, white and tan mixed female Smooth Collie being held at a residence. It had no collar or identification and was being held as a stray.
LAUREL, North Point Lane, 13100 block, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog being held at a residence. The 8-year-old, gray and cream neutered Skye terrier did not have a collar or identification. It was later claimed by its owner, who paid $150 in fines and fees.
BOWIE, Melody Turn, 12400 block, Oct. 23. An animal control officer picked up a stray black and tan miniature pinscher being held inside a fence at a residence. Its owner was located and advised that a claim on the 4-year-old dog would be contingent on payment of fees and fines.
Cats Available for Adoption
The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will sponsor cat adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr., Bowie. The pets' foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. The adoption fee is $115 per cat. For more information, call 301-262-5625 or visit www.pgspca.org.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN