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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

Cat found with deceased owner: 11600 block, South Laurel Dr., Laurel, Jan. 28. The police department requested assistance with a cat found at a property where the owner was deceased. An animal control officer picked up a 4-month-old female lynx point snowshoe kitten. When not claimed, the kitten was taken to a foster home.

Stray Akita on porch: 5600 block, Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, Jan. 28. A woman called animal management to report a stray dog sitting on her front porch. An officer removed the 10-year-old brown male Akita. The dog was returned home the next day.

Dog hit by car: 8000 block, Murray Hill Dr., Fort Washington, Jan. 29. Animal management received a call from someone at the scene where a dog was hit by a car. An officer picked up a 61 / 2-year-old black male rough collie and German shepherd mix. The dog was reunited with its owner Jan. 31.

Stray left at animal hospital: 4500 block, Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, Jan. 29. An employee from an animal hospital reported holding a stray dog that was brought by a person who said it was found tied to a bridge in a nearby park. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old red male Siberian husky and Welsh corgi mix. The dog was reunited with its owner Feb. 1.

Cat stuck in fence: 13300 block, Santa Anita Rd., Feb. 1. A woman reported seeing a cat stuck in the chain-link fence in her back yard. She said that the cat had attempted to crawl through a hole that was too small and got stuck. An animal control officer removed the 2-year-old gray female domestic shorthair cat. When not claimed, the cat was taken to a rescue group.

Annapolis pet adoption event: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring cat and dog adoptions from 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

Upper Marlboro low-cost animal clinic: The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Division sponsors low-cost wellness and vaccine clinics 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 visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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