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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 found at school: Temple Hills Rd. and Piscataway Way, Temple Hills, Oct. 12. After a report of a stray dog near an elementary school, an animal control officer picked up a black male Labrador retriever of unknown age wearing a black nylon collar. The dog was reunited with its owner the same day.

American bulldog found: 2200 block, County Rd., District Heights, Oct. 13. A woman reported seeing a dog sitting near this area and said she was able to tie up the dog in a back yard. An animal control officer picked up a 1-year-old black female American bulldog. The dog was returned to its owner Oct. 15.

Sick poodle in back yard: 5000 block, Oakland Way, Suitland, Oct. 19. A man called animal management to report finding a sick dog in his yard. He said the dog was having trouble walking and seemed weak. An officer picked up a 9-year-old white male miniature poodle. When not claimed, the dog was transferred to a rescue group Oct. 28.

Kitten stuck in fence: Bannington and Joyceton Drives, Upper Marlboro, Oct. 19. A woman found a stray kitten stuck in her fence and was holding it at her home. An officer picked up the 1-month-old female calico domestic shorthair kitten. The animal was not claimed and was transferred to a rescue group Oct. 21.

Roaming rat terrier: 400 block, Harry S. Truman Dr., Upper Marlboro, Oct. 22. A man reported seeing a small stray dog roaming for three days near his house. He said he thought the dog kept returning because of a heat vent. An animal control officer picked up an 11-year-old tricolored female rat terrier. The dog was reunited with its owner and returned home Oct. 24.

Vaccination clinic Saturday: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 8210 D’Arcy Rd., Forestville. Rabies and distemper shots are $10. Microchip IDs are $25. Only cash and credit cards will be accepted as payment. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. Owners should bring an up-to-date rabies certificate. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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