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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

Kitten stuck in wall: 7400 block, 18th Ave., Hyattsville, April 8. A woman called animal management to report a stray kitten that was stuck at the bottom of a brick wall. She said that she could hear the kitten crying and could see it with a flashlight. An animal control officer removed a 1-year-old female dil tortie domestic shorthair kitten. When not claimed, the kitten was adopted April 16.

Friendly rabbit: Hargrove Dr. and Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy., Lanham, April 9. Someone reported finding a white rabbit in a parking lot. An officer picked up the rabbit. When not claimed, it was taken to a rescue group April 15.

Scaredy cat: 6800 block, Walker Mill Rd., District Heights, April 10. A woman reported finding a stray black cat in the hallway of her building. She said that the cat appeared friendly but that she was afraid of cats and therefore unable to leave her apartment. An animal control officer removed the 8-month-old female brown tabby domestic shorthair kitten. When not claimed, the kitten was adopted April 16.

Bird eviction: 200 block, Inverness Lane, Fort Washington, April 11. Someone requested pickup of a bird left on the premises where an eviction was in progress. An animal control officer removed a gray cockatiel. The owner contacted animal management, and they were reunited the next day.

Barking stray on porch: 7100 Willow Hill Dr., Capitol Heights, April 13. A woman reported that a stray dog on her porch would not leave. She said her dog and the stray were barking at each other through the door. An animal control officer picked up a 6-year-old black male cocker spaniel. The dog was reunited with its owner that day.

Kitten left behind: 8800 block, Enfield Ct., Laurel, April 15. Someone reported seeing a stray kitten with mucus coming from its eyes, nose and mouth. The caller said that the mother cat was hanging around the building but moved with four other kittens three days prior, without coming back for the last kitten. An officer picked up the 1-month-old gray female domestic shorthair kitten. The kitten was too young for adoption, so it was taken to a rescue group.

Vaccination clinic Sunday: The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society is sponsoring a low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 8210 D’Arcy Rd., Forestville. Rabies and distemper shots are $10. Microchip IDs are $25. Only cash and credit cards are 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.

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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