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Foster College Park Animals

If you have room in your heart and home for a neglected animal, become a foster for the City of College Park’s Animal Control! You can prepare cats, dogs, or other exotic animals for adoption. For foster requirements and application, email our Animal Control Officer or apply here.

Sunday August 21st, 2022 in Animal welfare, Announcements | Comments Off on Foster College Park Animals

Found Dog in Sunnyside

Female white poodle type wearing black and grey collar. No microchip. Found in area of Paducah rd in College park. Please contact City’s Animal Control Officer Rebecca Bailey for more information Ofc. Rebecca Bailey Animal Control Officer Public Services o. 240.487.3575 c. 240.375.3165 rbailey@collegeparkmd.gov Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Thursday August 18th, 2022 in Animal welfare, Announcements | Comments Off on Found Dog in Sunnyside

More Holiday Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe

In addition to the food hazards mentioned last month, holiday decorations can be hazardous to your pets. If you own a cat, tinsel should be avoided. Cats think tinsel is a shiny toy and can be deadly if ingested since it can damage the intestinal tract. Keep your pet away from tree water, which may […]

Monday December 20th, 2021 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on More Holiday Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe

Missing Dog?

A resident told me his neighbor found this dog and asked me to see if we can help to find the owner. The resident lives in Cheyenne Pl across Duval Field on the east side of Rhode Island Ave. Unfortunately, the dog doesn’t have a collar or signs of a chip. Please let me know […]

Sunday November 28th, 2021 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on Missing Dog?

Rabies and Microchip Clinic, Oct 24

The City’s Animal Control and Animal Welfare Committee are hosting a Rabies and Microchip Clinic for City pets on October 24, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Appointments are required – slots are individual, you can only register one animal per spot. Appointments are in 10-minute slots, and space is limited. All animals must […]

Saturday October 2nd, 2021 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on Rabies and Microchip Clinic, Oct 24

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Excessive high temperatures can be dangerous not only to humans but to your furry companions as well. With temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees or above the next few days, the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment Animal Services Division wants to remind everyone to take the appropriate steps to keep their pet safe. Residents found […]

Monday June 28th, 2021 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pet Parents

NO Pollinators/NO humans – SAVE THE DANDELIONS – MOMS article: Why Save the Dandelions?

Every year, 3 million tons of fertilizers and 33,500 tons of synthetic pesticides are used on U.S. lawns to make them look “perfect”, but these chemicals end up in our waterways, air, are ingested by wildlife, and ultimately wreak havoc on our environment. The idea of pristine, manicured lawns originated in the 18th century as […]

Friday April 2nd, 2021 in Animal welfare, Environment | Comments Off on NO Pollinators/NO humans – SAVE THE DANDELIONS – MOMS article: Why Save the Dandelions?

7 Year Young Cat Needs a Loving Home

A 7-year young male (fixed) cat needs a loving home ASAP. This mellow sweet cat got all his shots, tests, microchip as of today and is ready for a caring, loving home. He is mellow, zen, and cuddly. Please send me a message if interested and share with caring animal lovers to help him to […]

Sunday November 29th, 2020 in Animal welfare, Announcements | Comments Off on 7 Year Young Cat Needs a Loving Home

City to Change City Code on Animal Welfare

Over the past two years, the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) and the Animal Control Officer (ACO) have reviewed this Chapter for recommended revisions that would make it be more current and more compatible with County animal management regulations as adopted in Chapter 102. The AWC has prepared a set of recommended revisions for Council discussion. […]

Wednesday October 7th, 2020 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on City to Change City Code on Animal Welfare

Holiday Survival Guide to Keep Pets Safe

The holidays are here and we need to be careful not to share certain food and goodies with our pets. Foods and goodies that can cause discomfort and illness for our pets include: wrapped gifts containing food; chocolate (all types); baked goods containing grapes, raisins and currents; food and candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol; […]

Thursday December 26th, 2019 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on Holiday Survival Guide to Keep Pets Safe

Free Rabies & Microchip Clinic

The City’s Animal Control and Animal Welfare Committee are having free rabies and microchip clinic for City pets! Come on Sunday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Davis Hall to have your pets vaccinated against rabies and microchipped (to help return lost pets to their families). City residents must be able to […]

Friday November 15th, 2019 in Animal welfare, Announcements | Comments Off on Free Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Group Asks to Reverse its Ban on Pit Bulls

In 1997, the Prince George’s County Council passed breed specific legislation banning dogs described or resembling a pit bull terrier, such as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier or the American Pit Bull Terrier. Today, that antiquated ban is still in place. This legislation has not prevented the breeds–often friendly, loveable, family pets–from entering […]

Sunday September 29th, 2019 in Animal control, Animal welfare | Comments Off on Group Asks to Reverse its Ban on Pit Bulls

The Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Retractable leashes are popular among many dog owners and are sold in many pet stores but there are many unknown dangers associated with these types of leashes. Many of the leashes extend up to 26 feet and while this does give a dog a lot of freedom it can also put a dog in dangerous […]

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on The Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Free Forster Orientation Class

County’s Foster Program is always looking for volunteers! This program helps give animals a second chance at finding their fur-ever home. Our next class is tomorrow, Saturday, January 26th at 9:30 am. For more information on the foster program, and to RSVP, call 301-780-7202. Animal Services Facility 3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 […]

Sunday January 27th, 2019 in Animal welfare, Announcements | Comments Off on Free Forster Orientation Class

October is Adopt-A-Dog Month

During the month of October, any dog adopted from the Prince George’s County Animal Shelter will have a reduced spay or neuter fee of $125 from the original price of $225. Dogs that are already spayed or neutered are free!

Thursday October 4th, 2018 in Animal welfare | Comments Off on October is Adopt-A-Dog Month