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Free Drive-Up Pet Vaccinations

Monday, May 8, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 
Rain or shine
While supplies last

DoE's Animal Services Division (ASD), in partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department, is sponsoring a FREE Drive-Up Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic on Monday, May 8, at the Wayne K. Curry Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

The Drive-Up Cat and Dog Vaccination Clinic will provide rabies and distemper vaccinations and microchipping for Prince George’s County residents. Free pet licenses will also be offered.  Proof of residency is required.

To register for the free services, go to  For more information, contact Marilyn Perez at 301-780-7200. 

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ASD Is Looking For Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help walk and socialize dogs, play with cats, assist with feeding animals, cleaning, office work, off-site events and more!

Upcoming Orientations

Thursday,  May 11, 2023, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you are 18 years old or older and are interested in helping with animals at the Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) visit our website at or call 301-780-7200 for more information.

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PGSPCA Low Cost Shot Clinic

Sunday, May 7, 2023

The Prince George’s County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PGSPCA) is holding walk-in, low-cost vaccination clinics for cats and dogs, on the first Sunday of the month, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at 8210 D’Arcy Road in Forestville, Maryland. No appointment is needed. The gates open at 1 p.m., and anyone in line by 3 p.m. will be served.  All dogs MUST be leashed or in a carrier. All cats MUST be in a carrier. 

Cash or credit card only; no checks.  Without documentation of a prior rabies vaccine, your pet's rabies vaccine will expire in one year.

For more information, visit

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Pets and Allergies

Just like humans, pets also have allergies that come alive during springtime. Simple steps can help alleviate discomfort for you and your pets.

  • Replace your air conditioning filter regularly to improve indoor air quality.
  • Vacuum frequently to cut down on dander and loose fur.
  • Bathe your pets.
  • Ask your vet about medications.
  • For more helpful pet care tips, visit
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Peacan Is Available For Adoption 

Peacan, A534615, is in foster, and still looking for her forever home! Here's what her foster parents have to say about her:

"Peacan is the sweetest shy girl who just can't get enough of pets and cuddles. She'll use her big snoot to let you know just how much she loves them. She is very gentle in her treat-taking and when going on walks. All you need is a gentle tug to let her know which way to go. She did almost try to chase a cat during one of our walks but she immediately stopped with a light tug of the leash. Even with a bath, she remained still and patient and absolutely loved the brushing that happened afterwards. She loves balls and will chase them as many times as you throw them! She doesn't know just yet how to hand them back but she'll plop on the ground near you instead. She has a bit of separation anxiety so she's looking for a caring and understanding family that will take the time to let her know she's found her forever home."

Email to schedule a meet and greet with Peacan, A534615, call 301-780-7200 or visit


Let's Find Luna A Loving Home

Meet Luna, A535347! Luna is a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix female that was surrendered by her owner due to her owner not having time. While here, Luna has quickly proven to be a staff/ volunteer favorite with her sweet demeanor and soulful eyes.

She is a healthy, happy, girl who is vaccinated and has tested negative for heartworm. She did test positive for Lyme Disease which is a tick-borne illness that is being treated with antibiotics.

Luna was our CTV pet of the week and while out she stopped for some belly rubs.

If you are interested in meeting Luna, A535347, please come to the facility today! Call 301-780-7200 or visit


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This Week's Furry "Foto"

Animal Chatter features “Furry Family Fotos” of pets who have been adopted from a shelter and are thriving in their new loving homes. Check out some of the pets in the photo below who have found a forever home.

For information on how to adopt or foster pets, visit

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May Pet Events

May flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It is also National Pet and Chip Your Pet Month - a time to celebrate and protect your pets. Throughout the month of May there are also other opportunities to pay attention, bring awareness and reward your furry friends for being a special part of your family.


National Pet Month

Chip Your Pet Month



May 7 - 13: Be Kind to Animals Week

May 7 - 13: Puppy Mill Action Week



May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 14: National Dog Mom Day

May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

May 20: National Rescue Dog Day

May 23: World Turtle Day

Throwback Tip for
Animal Disaster Preparedness Day 
May 8th

Heavy downpours can produce flash floods in a short period. Having a pet emergency preparedness plan helps pets and their parents be ready in case of an emergency.

  • Ensure your pet is microchipped and vaccinated.
  • Plan ahead - look for pet-friendly hotels or possible caretakers.
  • Prepare an emergency bag containing essentials like a leash, blanket, food, water, and medications for your pet.
  • Learn more pet emergency tips at


You can also download DoE's Pet Disaster brochure for more tips here!


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Scoop That Poop!

Dog waste is more than a nightmare for our shoes. Just like human sewage, untreated pet fecal matter is harmful to waterways. Rain washes dog waste and associated disease-causing organisms, such as salmonella, into rivers, beaches, and the Chesapeake Bay via storm drains. To learn more, watch the Department of the Environment’s (DoE) “Scoop that Poop” video here and visit the DoE website here.

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Donations Needed!

We are running low on enrichment items, such as toys and treats, critter supplies, supplies for our kennels, and leashes for volunteers and staff. 

This month we are asking for donations of Kuranda beds of all sizes for our doggie friends.

Check out our Amazon wish list here or view other items our shelter needs and how to make a monetary donation at All items can be shipped to our facility at 3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772. Donations can be also be physically dropped off at this address during our regular open hours: Tuesdays - Fridays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. No appointment needed - donation bins are in the front lobby.

Pet supplies needed

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MDA Spay/Neuter Grant for Feral Cats 

The Prince George’s County Animal Services Division (ASD) received a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to spay/neuter and vaccinate for rabies for 240 feral cats in the Capitol Heights area (20743 zip code). This grant will assist in ASD efforts to help humanely reduce feral cats’ overall numbers. For more information, visit our website at

With this Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), the cats will be returned to the area where they were trapped after surgery. TNVR provides a long-term solution to concerns about community cats by reducing their population. The returned cats are healthier after TNVR and countless kittens, many of which would have died on the streets, are not born. The goal is to alter as many cats as possible in the next few months before the weather warms up and the cats start reproducing.

If you are located outside of the Capitol Heights 20743 zip code, visit our website to get help with feral cats and TNVR throughout Prince George's County here. 

Prince George's County Animal Services

The Prince George’s County Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center has new hours of operation for the general public. In addition, animal interactions no longer need appointments. The new hours are:

Sunday and Monday


Tuesday through Friday

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For an animal-related emergency, stray animal, animal bite, lost or found pet, carcass removal, deceased pet disposal, owner surrender appointments, and euthanasia appointments, please call our main line at 301-780-7200 and press "1" for customer service. 

Photos of found animals that are here in our facility can be viewed online at the 24petconnect website here. If you find your lost pet on our website, please contact our customer service department for assistance with redeeming your pet. Be sure to check with public postings and back with the shelter periodically. 

For nuisance wildlife, call the MD Department of Natural Resources hotline at 877-463-6497.

Applications can be completed online or in person. View current cats, dogs and small animals available for adoption by visiting and enter the facility zip code - 20772. Please note the Animal I.D. #’s of animals you are interested in. For applications and more information, visit our website at or press "2" after calling our main number.

Animal licenses can be purchased online here. If you require further assistance, call our main line at 301-780-7200 and press "3" for licensing. 

To inquire about low-cost spay or neuter at the Spay Spot Clinic, located inside our facility, please call 301-254-8151.

To volunteer, foster a pet or for humane education services press "6" on our main line.

Anyone turning in an animal on closed days or after hours, please call 301-780-7200.

For more information, visit our website at