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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

Cat brawl: 1300 block, Southview Dr., Oxon Hill, July 8. A person contacted animal management to report holding a kitten that was found being beaten by other cats. An animal control officer picked up the 2-month-old white female domestic shorthair mix kitten. When not claimed, it was taken to a rescue group July 15.

Stray Shih Tzu found: 8900 block, Oxon Hill Rd., Fort Washington, July 8. A woman reported finding a stray dog. An officer picked up the 2-year-old white female Shih Tzu. When not claimed, the dog was adopted July 18.

Growling dog under vehicle: 1200 block, West Riverview Rd., Fort Washington, July 9. A man reported a stray dog under his car in the driveway. He said that when he approached the vehicle, the dog began growling and showing its teeth. An animal control officer removed the 10-year-old black male chow chow. The dog was reunited with its owner July 12.

Snake in basement: 3500 block, Swann Rd., Suitland, July 10. A woman reported seeing a snake stuck on a glue trap in her basement. An officer removed the healthy, unharmed black snake and returned it to the wild.

Man feeds hungry stray: 4800 block, Olympia Ave., Beltsville, July 11. A man reported finding a stray dog on the street and confining it to his back yard. He said that he gave the dog food and water. An officer removed the 1-year-old white female border collie and Dalmatian mix wearing a pink nylon collar. When not claimed, the dog was adopted July 18.

Bowie 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 PetSmart, 4500 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie. The pets’ foster owners will answer questions and accept adoption applications for the animals. Adoption fees are $75 for cats, $180 for dogs. For information, call 301-262-5625 or visit

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett


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