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 stuck in yard: 5400 block, Odell Rd., Beltsville, March 20. A woman reported seeing a large stray dog in her back yard with its chain tangled. An animal control officer untangled and removed the 9-year-old black female Airedale terrier mix. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Tipping sheepdog: 9200 block, Fourth St., Lanham, March 22. A woman reported a dog lying in the yard of a neighbor’s house and said that it kept falling over when it attempted to stand. An animal control officer picked up a 7-year-old tricolored male Shetland sheepdog. When the dog was not claimed, it was taken to a rescue group March 29.

Cat in box, under porch: 9000 block, First St., Lanham, March 25. A man called animal management and reported finding a stray cat in a box under his porch. An officer picked up a newborn kitten. The kitten was taken to a foster home until it is old enough to be placed for adoption.

Loose Yorkie: 4100 block, Canyonview Dr., Upper Marlboro, March 26. Someone reported holding a stray dog that was found the previous evening. The caller said that they walked the dog around the neighborhood but that no owner was found. An animal control officer picked up a 4-year-old black Yorkshire terrier. When not claimed, the dog was adopted April 4.

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 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 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

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett