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

Shaggy stray dog: 800 block, Cox Ave., Hyattsville, April 25. A woman requested pickup of a shaggy stray dog that had been on her porch for three days. She said that the dog had no food or water and that it would not leave. An officer removed the 2-year-old black male Shih Tzu wearing a black nylon collar. The dog was reunited with its owner April 29.

Thin dog with scratches: 1500 block, Pickford Lane, Bowie, April 28. A man reported a stray dog roaming around in his yard. An animal control officer picked up the 1-year-old fawn-colored male boxer. The dog was reunited with its owner the next day.

Injured baby squirrel: 6300 block, Riggs Rd., Hyattsville, April 29. A person reported holding a baby squirrel in a box. An animal control officer picked up the gray squirrel and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center that day.

Raccoon in fireplace: 6300 block, Sheridan St., Riverdale, April 30. A man reported seeing a raccoon in his fireplace. He said he placed a barricade inside the fireplace to prevent the animal from gaining access to his home. An officer removed a brown raccoon and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center that day.

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 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 visit

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