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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

Cat at eviction site: 2000 block, East Marlboro Ave., Hyattsville, March 26. An animal control officer picked up a brown domestic shorthair cat that was found at the site of an eviction. The 3-year-old male cat was reunited with its owner April 1.

Pig on the loose: 400 block, Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek, March 26. An animal control officer picked up a stray white female pig. The pig was returned to its owner that day.

Injured dog under carport: 10700 block, Larch Dr., Glenn Dale, March 27. A woman reported finding an injured stray dog under her carport. An animal control officer picked up the gray male Cane Corso. The dog was returned to its owner that day.

Border collie by roadside: 10600 block, Cross Road Pl., Upper Marlboro, March 27. Someone reported finding a stray dog on the side of a road. An officer picked up the 18-month-old male border collie mix. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group.

Fluffy dog at the door: 6300 block, Leapley Rd., Upper Marlboro, March 27. A woman reported that a small, fluffy dog was scratching at her front door and had been hanging around for three or four days. An animal control officer removed the 5-year-old white female Shih Tzu. The dog was reunited with its owner April 2.

What’s that in the closet? 6400 block, Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill, March 29. A man called animal management to report finding a stray cat in his heating closet. An officer removed a 3-year-old dilute calico female domestic longhair cat. When not claimed, the cat was taken to a rescue group.

Adopt-a-Pet: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 12020 Cherry Hill Rd., Silver Spring. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications. 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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