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 chases children: 7600 block, Camelia Ct., Clinton, Jan. 5. Animal management received a call from police communications about a dog chasing children. Police caught the dog, and an officer picked up the 5-year-old blue merle male Australian shepherd. The dog’s owner was located, and the pet was returned the following day.

Black hawk down: 6800 block, Seat Pleasant Dr., Capitol Heights, Jan. 8. Someone reported seeing an owl in the parking lot of a building. The caller said the bird was in front of a car bumper holding its wing and appearing hurt. An animal control officer picked up the black hawk, which was injured, and transferred it to a wildlife rescue group.

Fowl with broken wing: 5200 block, Greenbelt Rd., College Park, Jan. 10. Someone reported holding an injured bird with a broken wing inside a box. An animal control officer picked up the white waterfowl and transferred it to a rescue group for treatment.

Brown duck in road: 7700 block, Burch Hill Rd., Brandywine, Jan. 11. Police received a call about an injured goose in the road. An animal control officer removed an injured brown duck and transferred it to a rescue group for treatment.

The Maryland Spay and Neuter Advisory Board will host a meeting to develop recommended guidelines and regulations needed to implement the state’s Spay and Neuter Fund. 10 a.m. Jan. 31, Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. 410-841-5700,

Bowie pet adoptions: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett