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

Limping dog in garage: 300 block, Bishop Hall Ct., Upper Marlboro, March 30. A man reported holding a dog with a limp. An animal control officer picked up the 14-year-old white male Siberian husky. The dog was reunited with its owner April 6.

Barking stray: 4500 block, Raleigh Rd., Temple Hills, April 2. A man reported a stray dog in his yard. An animal control officer removed the 2-year-old black female German shepherd. The dog was returned to its owner April 5.

Raccoon inside home: 9200 block, Rolling View Dr., Lanham, April 2. A woman reported finding a raccoon in the firebox inside her home. An officer removed the healthy female raccoon and returned it to the wild.

Loose Shih Tzu: 10000 block, Farrar Ct., Cheltenham, April 3. A woman reported holding a stray dog that her daughter found running loose in Clinton the night before. An animal control officer picked up the 4-year-old white male Shih Tzu. The dog was reunited with its owner April 5.

Baby squirrel attacked: 2200 block, Brinkley Rd., Fort Washington, April 3. Someone reported holding a baby squirrel that cats were trying to attack. An officer picked up the brown squirrel and took it to a rescue group for rehabilitation.

Snake in a bucket: 7800 block, Tallinn Ct., Upper Marlboro, April 3. A man reported holding a snake in a bucket after finding the animal in his back yard. Animal management told the caller to set the snake free, but the man said he preferred not to. An animal control officer picked up the healthy brown snake and returned it to the wild.

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. first and third Thursdays at the Spay Spot Clinic, 3750 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. For information, call 301-254-8151 or go to

Annapolis pet adoption showcase: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 2319-D Forest Dr., Annapolis. 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. Jarrett