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Prince George’s County Animal Watch

The following cases were received recently by the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Group. Call 301-780-7200 for directions to the county animal shelter, hours of operation and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter’s Web site is

New leash on life: 2400 block, Chillum Rd., Hyattsville, May 1. A man reported holding a dog at a business. He had found the animal with its leash stuck under the tire of a vehicle. An animal control officer picked up the 2-year-old blond male Yorkshire terrier. When not claimed, he was taken to a rescue group.

Not a greyhound: 9200 block, East Hampton Dr., Capitol Heights, May 1. Someone called animal management and reported a dog that could not be coaxed off a bus. An animal control officer removed the 2-year-old black female American bulldog. When not claimed, the dog was adopted.

Prayers answered: 900 block, Addison Rd., Capitol Heights, May 2. Animal management picked up a stray 4-month-old black male German shepherd found on church property. When not claimed, the dog was adopted.

Traffic report: 5700 block, Kennelworth Ave., Riverdale, May 3. Someone reported a stray dog running near an intersection and at times darting through traffic. An officer picked up the black female Labrador retriever. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group.

Emergency situation: 6600 block, Suitland Rd., Suitland, May 5. A fire department official reported a woman in a vehicle who needed medical attention but whose emergency care was being hindered by a dog in the car. An animal control officer removed the 3-year-old black male miniature pinscher. The dog was claimed by its owner’s sons May 7.

Bowie dog and cat adoptions: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, Gateway Center, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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