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

Fire officials hold kittens: 2400 block, Sheridan St., Riverdale, March 30. Police communications reported that fire officials were at the scene where three newborn kittens were found. An animal control officer picked up three domestic shorthair kittens, one buff-colored, one black, and one calico. The kittens were not claimed and were too young to be adopted, so they were taken to a rescue group.

Stray Shih Tzu found: 6100 block, Montrose Rd., Hyattsville, May 1. A woman reported a stray dog that was following her home. She said that the dog appeared friendly. An animal control officer picked up the 5-month-old white female Shih Tzu. The dog was returned home May 5.

Puppy in Metro lot: 100 block, Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, May 1. Animal management received a call about a stray puppy roaming the parking lot at the Metro station. The caller turned the dog over to a police officer to await pickup. An animal control officer picked up the 5-month-old white female Chihuahua mix. The dog was reunited with its owner May 3.

Baby squirrel falls from nest: 9200 block, Basil Ct., Upper Marlboro, May 1. A person called animal management to report seeing a baby squirrel fall from its nest. An animal control officer removed the injured black squirrel and took it 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, 4500 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 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 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