Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Found chihuahua--do you know this dog?

This dog was found in Cheverly. If you recognize the dog and know the owner, please leave a comment!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lost Australian Shepherd mix, Shelby

Please be on the look-out for Shelby, a lost Australian shepherd, new to Cheverly, who got out of her yard last night. Her owners' cell phone number is 912-223-7188. They live on Lake Ave.

She is black and white, friendly, but hard of hearing.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lost Dog - Lost Miniature Schnauzer in Hyattsville


$500 Award

Black & Gray
Miniature Schnauzer 
Hyattsville (20785)

Lost on 12/22/2011


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lost white poodle in Cheverly

Crosspost from Craig's List--please keep an eye out of this pup!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Who wants eggs?

As readers may know, a number of residents in our county are organizing to urge the County Council to lift the countywide zoning restrictions that effectively ban property-owners from keeping small numbers of hens (not roosters!) as pets in residential lots. You can learn more about them, and sign their petition, at www.pghens.com.

As we explained in a previous post, we think this is a good idea. Owners report that backyard hens make great pets, and they're more productive than dogs and cats, while making less noise and waste. Backyard hens also bring neighbors together, lead to an economic boost at small, family-owned local businesses, and help to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Chesapeake Bay runoff, and solid waste. A lot of the arguments against backyard hens are either addressed by the conditions that Prince George's Hens is proposing, or else don't hold up to scrutiny, as explained here and here.

By the way, it's not just Prince George's Hens and their thousand or so petition signatories. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the City of Mount Rainier think that this would be a good move for the county, too.

Here in Cheverly, the Town Council invited Prince George's Hens to present at last Thursday's meeting. We hope that the Town Council will join Mount Rainier in urging the County Council to create a way for responsible residents to keep hens legally, as so many other jurisdictions (including urban centers like Baltimore and New York) have done. And we hope that the Town Council will act soon, as the County Council could take up the issue after it gets back from recess in early 2013 and will surely be interested in local municipalities' support.

After all, who wouldn't like to have some cheap, yummy, organic eggs from next door and eat them, too?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Found dog--in search of owner or foster

Anyone recognize this dog? Sweet guy, needs a place to crash while we continue to look for his owners. If you can foster, please leave a comment! Thanks!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Prepare pets for Sandy--crosspost from WP

Conditions are starting to deteriorate in the mid-Atlantic and will soon in the Northeast, but it’s not too late to make some last minute preparations for your pets.
The Humane Society recommends putting together an emergency plan for your animals.
Here are some top tips:
* Bring pets indoors and provide a comfortable, safe space for them during rain and severe weather;
* Make sure all pets – even those that live indoors – are wearing identification collars;
* Store at least three days worth of extra food and water for your pets and your family;
* Keep pets’ medication, first aid supplies, leash and carrier on-hand;
* Create a list of hotels or shelters that allow pets, especially if you live in an area prone to evacuation or if your home typically loses power; and
* Let family, friends and neighbors know your plan.
Also, as we learned from dog owners during Snowmageddon, having a bathroom plan for dogs can be helpful in case they are stuck inside during severe weather.
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