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

Stray dog lounges at school: 5200 block, Boydell Ave., Oxon Hill, Nov. 5. Animal management received a report about a stray dog running behind a school. An animal control officer picked up the 8-year-old white male rat terrier. The dog was returned to its owner Nov. 10.

Dog with black eyes: 4800 block, 68th Ave., Hyattsville, Nov. 5. A woman reported going home from the hospital and finding a stray dog in her yard. She said that the dog’s eyes looked black and that it might be blind. An animal control officer picked up the 6-year-old buff-colored female cocker spaniel. The dog was reunited with its owner Nov. 7.

Loose in shopping plaza: 12100 block, Enterprise Rd., Bowie, Nov. 6. A man reported that he had found a stray dog running loose in the Mitchellville Plaza shopping center and that he was holding the dog in his car. An officer picked up the 9-year-old male Pomeranian. The dog was returned to its owner the next day.

Horse is out: Brandywine and Gibbons Church roads, Brandywine, Nov. 9. An animal control officer caught a stray horse that was reported to be running loose. The horse was returned to its owner that day.

Poodle mix found: 10300 block, Highboro Way, Lanham, Nov. 9. A person who had been keeping a stray dog for a few days said the dog disappeared when it was let out to urinate and returned a few days later. An animal control officer picked up a black female poodle and Shih Tzu mix. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Humane Society volunteer orientation: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society will host an orientation session for those interested in volunteering at the shelter or other society events. The session is scheduled for noon on Nov. 24 at PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowa h