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

Stray inside fence: 2100 block, Calhoun St., Fort Washington, April 15. A man reported returning home to find a stray dog in his fenced yard. He said that the dog must have jumped the fence to get in because it was attempting to jump to get out. An animal control officer picked up a 1-year-old brindle-colored male Old English bulldog and Dogue de Bordeaux mix. The dog was reunited with its owner April 18.

Sweater-wearing dog loose: 11600 block, North Star Dr., Fort Washington, April 15. A man reported holding a small stray dog wearing a harness and sweater that had been running at large all morning and appeared lost. The man said he took the dog home and surveyed his neighborhood but that one came forward. An animal control officer picked up a 7-month-old black male Cairn terrier. The dog’s owner was located and both were reunited April 18.

Cats trapped inside Nissan: 1300 block, Woodlark Dr., District Heights, April 17. A man reported two stray cats trapped inside his Nissan vehicle, which was parked in his front yard. He said he was unsure how the cats got into the car. An animal control officer was able to remove only one cat, a 14-day-old gray female domestic shorthair kitten. The kitten was placed with a rescue group until it was old enough to be adopted.

Black poodle found: 14800 block, Belle Ami Dr., Laurel, April 17. A man called animal management to request pickup of a small dog that his brother found while walking nearby. An animal control officer removed the 8-year-old black male poodle. The dog was reunited with its owners April 19.

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 shows. For information, go to or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

Prince George’s County Animal Management Division seeks volunteers to assist animals in need by joining the pet foster family program. Foster families provide a safe, loving home to animals that are too young, injured, recovering from surgery or have other special needs, until they are adoptable. Call 301-780-7219 or visit

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind seeks volunteers to help raise and train 12- to 18-month-old puppies that will later be used as guide dogs for the blind or service dogs for veterans. Call 866-282-8046 or go to www.guidedog. org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett