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 dog held by police: 4900 block, Tilden Rd., Bladensburg, June 29. A member of the Bladensburg police department reported to animal management that a stray shaggy dog was being held at the station. An animal control officer picked up the 4-year-old tan male Lhasa apso mix. When not claimed, the dog was adopted July 8.

Growling dog under car: 9000 block, Ballard Lane, Clinton, July 1. A woman reported a black-and-brown stray dog under her car parked in front of her home. An animal control officer removed the 2-year-old black male German shepherd and Akita mix. The dog was reunited with its owner July 3.

Injured fawn on highway: Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro. Animal management received a report of a deer lying on the side of a highway near a construction zone. An animal control officer picked up the injured fawn and took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Stray dog by playground: 10200 block, Lake Arbor Way, Bowie, July 2. Animal management received a report of a stray dog running loose in the fenced area of a neighborhood playground. An officer picked up the 4-year-old gray female schnauzer. The dog was reunited with its owner that day.

Annapolis pet adoption showcase: 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

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.

The Prince George’s County SPCA/Humane Society seeks volunteers to assist animals in need by serving as pet foster parents. 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 301-262-5625 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