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."
Dog Involved in Police Chase
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Pennsylvania Avenue, Nov. 21. A dog was reported to have been left in a vehicle after the driver fled during a police chase. An animal control officer picked the 4-month-old, white and black male mixed bulldog. It had a collar but no ID. A woman and a man came to the shelter to claim the dog but did not have proof of ownership. The case was continuing.
Roosters Picked Up in Hyattsville
HYATTSVILLE, Riggs Rd., 9500 block, Nov. 21. A resident reported that a stray white rooster was repeatedly entering her yard. An animal control officer took it to the shelter to be held as a stray. An attempt was to be made to place the rooster with a rescue group if it is not claimed.
HYATTSVILLE, 14th Ave., 8400 block, Nov. 21. A resident was holding a stray white and brown rooster in her back yard. An animal control officer took it to the shelter to be held as a stray. An attempt was to be made to place the rooster with a rescue group if it is not claimed.
Stray Cat at Senior Center
UPPER MARLBORO, Marwood Blvd., 5000 block, Nov. 18. A cat was reportedly caught under the wheel of a car in a parking lot at a senior citizens center. The 5-year-old, brown female domestic shorthair did not have a collar or ID and did not appear to be injured. It taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
Loose Sheepdog Retrieved
TEMPLE HILLS, Summerhill Rd., 6600 block, Nov. 13. A stray dog that appeared to have trouble walking was lying in a back yard. An animal control officer picked up the 10-year-old female Shetland sheepdog, which had a harness but no ID. The dog was claimed two days later, after its owner paid $73.50 in fines and fees.
Stray Dogs Taken to Shelter
BOWIE, Bates Dr., 8400 block, Nov. 12. A resident was holding a tan stray puppy on a chain in her back yard. An animal control officer picked up the male yellow Labrador retriever, approximately 1 year old. It was wearing a collar but no tags. The dog had been seen dragging a chain, which was later determined to be a broken portion of a leash. The dog was taken to the shelter.
UPPER MARLBORO, Croom Rd., 12600 block, Nov. 18. An animal control officer noticed a dog rolling around on its back in the middle of a road. The black male 2-year-old Newfoundland, which did not have a collar or ID, was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
FORT WASHINGTON, Glen Rock Ave., 5800 block, Nov. 12. An animal control officer picked up a 2-year-old, brindle and black male pit bull from a back yard. The dog did not have a collar or ID and was taken to the shelter to be held as a stray.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN