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

Kitten stuck in wires: 500 block, Wilson Bridge Dr., Oxon Hill, April 17. A woman reported seeing a kitten stuck between wires outside her condo. She said she had heard the kitten crying for two days before she found it. An animal control officer removed the male tabby domestic shorthair kitten. When not claimed, the kitten was taken to a rescue group April 26.

Limping dog tied to fence: 16900 block, Old Marshall Rd., Accokeek, April 19. Someone reported a stray dog tied to a rail fence next to a canoe. The caller said the dog had an old cut on its back leg and appeared to be limping. An officer picked up the 10-year-old black male Doberman Pinscher wearing a black nylon collar. The dog was returned to its owner the next day.

Turkey in the bedroom: 1100 block, Wilmette Dr., Oxon Hill, April 19. A woman called animal management to report what she thought was a vulture that flew through a closed screen window of her home and into her child’s bedroom. She said she closed the door to contain the bird until help arrived. An animal control officer picked up a grey turkey and transferred it to a rescue group.

At-large border collie mix: 6200 block, Roblynn Rd., Laurel, April 20. A woman reported a stray dog in her yard. An officer picked up the 41 / 2-year-old black female Border Collie mix. The dog was reunited with its owner that day.

Cat left by owner: 500 block, 68th Pl., Capitol Heights, April 20. Someone reported holding a cat that used to belong to a neighbor who had moved out. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old brown tabby female domestic shorthair cat. When not claimed, the cat was taken to a rescue group.

Cat and dog adoption event: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from noon to 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. Jarrett