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."

Trapped Opossum Freed

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Newglen Ave., 2600 block, Nov. 2. An opossum was caught in a resident's trap. An animal control officer advised the resident of legal trapping procedures, picked up the apparently healthy opossum and returned it to the wild.

Injured Deer Euthanized

UPPER MARLBORO, South Squires Gate Ct., 14500 block, Nov. 3. Animal Management was called about an injured deer in the driveway of a residence. An animal control officer picked up the deer and took it to the shelter. It was euthanized.

Kitten Reportedly Tossed From Car

FORT WASHINGTON, Rosecroft Blvd., 2200 block, Nov. 2. An animal control officer picked up a stray kitten being held in a laundry basket at a residence. The kitten reportedly had been thrown from a car and ran into a yard. The 4-month-old black female longhair cat was held as a stray.

Stray Dogs Taken to Shelter

BOWIE, Laurel Bowie Rd., 7500 block, Nov. 2. A resident reported that a stray dog had been tied up in a yard for 10 days. An animal control officer picked up the 5-year-old, white female German shepherd, which had a collar but no ID. It was held as a stray.

FORT WASHINGTON, Rose Valley Dr., 2800 block, Nov. 3. An animal control officer picked up a 5-month-old, brown male dachshund from a residence. The puppy was held as a stray.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Larchmont Ave., 1200 block, Nov. 3. A resident reported a stray dog running loose and getting into the trash. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old, white and brown female pit bull, which did not have a collar or ID. It was held as a stray.

Cats and Dogs Available

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society will offer dog adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia; and cat adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 15461 Excelsior Dr., Bowie. 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

Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

The Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Society is offering vaccinations and microchip IDs from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the facility's Spay/Neuter Clinic, 8210 D'Arcy Rd., Forestville, across from the county animal shelter. Rabies shots are $8; a vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo virus is $12. Microchip ID implants are $25. Animals must be on leashes or in carriers. Pet owners not obtaining rabies shots for their animals must have proof of a current inoculation. Call 301-324-0807 or visit the Web site,

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN