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.
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
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From the City’s Animal Welfare Committee
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 be leashed or properly confined to a carrier. No walk-ins.
City residents must be able to provide proof of residence to obtain free services.
Services will be discounted for non-residents as follows (exact cash only):
Rabies vaccine, $10.00 For 3-year Rabies vaccines, the pet owner must have a current signed rabies certificate (1- or 3-year), and vaccines will be given at the discretion of the veterinarian. Microchipping, $20.00
Please come no earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please remain in the vehicle with your pets, and wait to be called for your appointment.
By participating in this event, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
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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 in violation of the Prince George’s County Animal Code Ordinance can be fined up to $1,000 and face removal of their pet.
Here are a few tips to consider:
For more information on the Prince George’s County Animal Code ordinance, click here. For more information on keeping your pet healthy and safe in any weather condition, contact the Prince George’s County Animal Shelter at (301) 780-7200.
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 a status symbol among the elite, and dandelions were given the negative reputation of being a weed. Dandelions are one of the first spring flowers and serve as an important food source for pollinators. Help us #ProtectPollinators and #SaveTheDandelions by making the switch to organic lawn care!
ORGANIC LAWN CARE TIPS:
Drop off your old chemicals at your local hazardous waste collection site then start experimenting with these tips!
Water less frequently and when you do, use more water to promote deep root growth.
Keep grass 3” or higher to help retain water.
To fertilize, add compost or worm castings and leave grass clipping on your lawn after mowing.
Use natural pesticides like cedar, neem, citrus oil, cayenne pepper, or eucalyptus oil.
If you absoutley can’t live with dandelions, kill them and other weeds naturally with apple cider vinegar, table salt, dish soap, or boiling water.
Maintain 8+ inches of topsoil to encourage microbial growth.
Overseed, or completely replace, your lawn with native grasses.
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 a new start. If you’re interested, please call Tina McCloud at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The proposed revision includes the AWC recommendation to retitle the chapter as “Animal Welfare”.
The Council discussed the changes at last night’s meeting and is expected to approve them at next week’s Council meeting.
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; bread dough; fruit cake; alcohol; turkey and turkey skin; table scraps including gravy and meat fat; any foods containing avocados, onions and garlic.
Holiday decorations are to be enjoyed by all but can be tempting toys for our pets. Tinsel, wires on lights, batteries, snow globes, glass or plastic ornaments need to be kept out of reach. Certain plants such as poinsettias, lilies, holly, Christmas cactus and mistletoe berries can be toxic if eaten by our pets. Tree preservatives and stagnant tree water is also off limits.
If you think your pet has eaten any of these items and is showing sudden changes in behavior, depression, vomiting or diarrhea, contact your veterinarian immediately as your pet may need emergency pet care services.
Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680) or ASPCA Poison Control Hotline (1-888-426-4435) may be helpful.