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

Ferret in warehouse: 10700 block, Tucker St., Beltsville, June 10. An employee at a warehouse reported seeing a ferret inside the building. An animal control officer removed the male ferret. When not claimed, the animal was taken to a rescue group June 19.

Slithering snake: 3400 block, Oaklawn Rd., Fort Washington, June 10. A woman reported a snake in her living room, under a stand. The woman monitored it until an animal control officer arrived. The healthy black snake was removed and returned to the wild.

Cat found dead: 6000 block, Somerset Rd., Riverdale, June 12. Animal management received a call about a cat under a bush in a front yard. An animal control officer picked up the dead 7-year-old orange male domestic shorthair cat. The cat was identified via microchip and claimed by its owner, and arrangements were made for the body.

Woman reports hitting small dog: 1100 block, Larchmont Ave., Capitol Heights, June 12. A woman called animal management to report hitting a small dog on the street and that the dog’s legs appeared broken. She said she attempted to knock on doors to find the owner but was unsuccessful. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old black female Scottish terrier mix. When not claimed, the dog was taken to a rescue group June 19.

Baby chicks abandoned: 5600 block, Patterson Rd., Riverdale, June 13. An animal control officer removed three baby chicks that were left inside a room by a tenant that moved out. When not claimed, the chicks were taken to a foster home.

Injured bird in bush: 5300 block, Crittenden St., Hyattsville, June 14. Someone reported seeing an injured bird under a bush at the gates to a complex. An officer picked up the brown female pheasant and took it to a foster home.

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett