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Prince George’s County Animal Watch


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

Dog tied under bridge: Greenvale Pkwy. and 61st Ave., Hyattsville, March 9. Animal management received a report about a dog tied under a bridge. An animal control officer removed the 18-month-old brown Doberman pinscher. While at the scene, the officer found the dog’s owner and they were reunited.

Not my chicken: 4900 block, Procopio Dr., Suitland, March 11. A man reported finding a stray chicken in his back yard that appeared friendly and tame. An officer removed the chicken. When not claimed, it was taken to a rescue group.

Lost beagle returned home: 4000 block, Spirea Ct., Hyattsville, March 11. A woman reported holding a stray dog inside her home that she had found running loose the previous day. An animal control officer picked up the 6-year-old tricolored female beagle. The dog was reunited with its owner March 12.

Salt-and-pepper dog: 12400 block, Ronald Beall Rd., Upper Marlboro, March 15. A woman reported a sick-looking dog that had been standing in her neighbor’s yard for more than two hours shaking its head. An officer removed the salt-and-pepper-colored male miniature poodle. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Bird in exhaust fan: 7200 block, Crafford Pl., Fort Washington. A woman reported holding a bird that she found inside the fan of her stove. She said she heard the bird and removed a screen to free it. An animal control officer picked up the uninjured bird and returned it to the wild.

Dalmatian pup found: 11900 Twinlakes Dr., Beltsville, March 15. A woman reported holding a stray dog on her patio. An animal control officer removed the 7-month-old white male Dalmatian mix. The dog was returned to its owner March 19.

Greenbelt police make animal cruelty arrest: 7400 block, Greenbelt Rd., 10:19 a.m. March 13. A 27-year-old Lanham man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after several witnesses reported seeing him punching and kicking a dog in a parking lot.

Upper Marlboro low-cost animal clinic: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division will sponsor a low-cost wellness and vaccine clinic from noon to 3 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-254-8151,

The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society seeks volunteers to provide temporary foster homes to cats and dogs. Medical care is covered. Call 301-262-5625, e-mail or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah


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