Category: Animal control

Davis Park to Get New Play Equipments

The City has recently been awarded a $27,750 grant to replace the old play structure at Davis Field at the end of Iroquois St for the 5 – 12 year old children. Below is a preliminary concept design and color scheme. Once the components and color scheme is finalized, the equipment can be ordered. Installation of […]

Thursday July 20th, 2017 in Animal control | Comments Off on Davis Park to Get New Play Equipments

Feral Cats in College Park – What You Can Do?

Recently, I’ve been asked what can be done to contain feral cats in the neighborhood. There are at least 4 feral “colonies” in North College Park. There are a couple of options residents have with feral cat complaints: (1) To loan a trap that the resident would be responsible for monitoring and baiting and contacting […]

Saturday January 21st, 2017 in Animal control | Comments Off on Feral Cats in College Park – What You Can Do?

Spay-Neuter Initiative Extended by One Year

The the grant which provides free spay and neutering services to City residents has been extended. This was possible after the grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture has been extended one year, so we will be able to continue this program through 2016. Perhaps some will have received the gift of a pet this […]

Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 in Animal control | Comments Off on Spay-Neuter Initiative Extended by One Year

City’s Animal Adoption Practices Explained

Recently I’ve received some notes from staff clarifying City’s animal and adoption practices, Please see that below: When an animal is found at large and is impounded by the City Animal Control Officer, as per section 102-6, “the animal found at large shall, if possile, be impouned by the city and taken to the City […]

Thursday July 30th, 2015 in Animal control | Comments Off on City’s Animal Adoption Practices Explained

Spay / Neuter Your Pets For Free

At last night’s Four Cities’ meeting, it was announced that residents within Zip Code 20737, 20740, 20783 (which includes college Park), can now spay / neuter their dogs and cats for free. The program is initiated by the City of Greenbelt, but will be supported by the partnership of: Greenbelt, City of College Park, New […]

Friday January 30th, 2015 in Animal control | Comments Off on Spay / Neuter Your Pets For Free

Council to Discuss a New Animal Shelter in Northern Prince George’s County

At tomorrow’s worksession, the City Council will discuss a draft feasibility study and proposed scope of services for a North County animal services facility and facility staffing. Over the past few months, an ad-hoc committee including elected offiCials and staff from the Four Cities, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) , and […]

Monday December 8th, 2014 in Animal control | Comments Off on Council to Discuss a New Animal Shelter in Northern Prince George’s County

Fox Sighted in College Park

Recently, a number of foxes have been cited in College Park. Here is a note that we got from City’s Control officer, Vivian Cooper. This a similar concern that we have received multiple times as of late. Here is some information regarding fox that we are communicating to the public: Fox are more prevalent in […]

Saturday May 3rd, 2014 in Animal control | Comments Off on Fox Sighted in College Park

Greenbelt Metro Crime Report, Holiday Schedule, Found Dog

Greenbelt Crime Report Recently WMATA found College Park Metro having the highest number of crime incidents (Greenbelt Metro came 5th). This crime report includes incidents from April last year to last Friday. City Holiday Schedule City offices will be closed tomorrow, December 26 and January 2. Refuse and recycling will be collected one day later than […]

Sunday December 25th, 2011 in Animal control, Public Safety, Public Works | Comments Off on Greenbelt Metro Crime Report, Holiday Schedule, Found Dog

Trail Talk 3: Vacant House, Wild Animal and Code Enforcement

One of the major complaints I’m hearing during my talks with my neighbors is the issue with the vacant houses and its effect on the quality of life. Due to deep recession we’re in, our city is having a record number of vacant and foreclosed houses. Many rental houses are staying vacant because of lack […]

Sunday October 16th, 2011 in Animal control, Code Enforcement, Real Estate | Comments Off on Trail Talk 3: Vacant House, Wild Animal and Code Enforcement

Beware, Before You Trap Animals

The other day I was told by a resident that someone from City’s Animal control came over to his house to do a search of animal trapping. The resident said he was surprised by this “uninvited” visit, and said they couldn’t find any thing “illegal” activity in his backyard. Regardless of the background, this incident […]

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Sunday July 31st, 2011 in Animal control | Comments Off on Beware, Before You Trap Animals