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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 on the run: 4800 block, Cooper Lane, Hyattsville, Feb. 10. A man reported holding a dog that he had seen running loose for more than three days. An animal control officer picked up the 5-month-old tan male German shepherd. When not claimed, the dog was adopted Feb. 21.

Found at eviction site: 8500 block, Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, Feb. 11. A rental office employee called animal management to request pickup of a dog in a crate that was left behind when its owner was evicted. An officer removed the 5-year-old gray female poodle and miniature bichon mix. The dog was reunited with its owner Feb. 18.

Snake in basement: 4300 block, Newton St., Brentwood, Feb. 13. A woman reported seeing a snake inside the basement of her home. An animal control officer removed the healthy black snake and returned it to the wild.

Deer on porch: 1400 block, Kingsgate St., Bowie, Feb. 15. A woman reported a deer on her front porch. An officer picked up the female deer. It was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

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

The Partnership for Animal Welfare needs volunteers to foster homeless dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption events. For information, go to or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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