For all of you with companion animals, the Helping Paws Committee wanted to provide the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and your animal(s). This information was gathered on March 21, 2020. This is an evolving situation, so please check the CDC and Humane Society websites for the most current information. KEY POINTS FROM THE CDC … Continue reading Special COVID-19 Edition
Winter edition on Cats, Dogs & Wildlife Winter Cat Care By following a few simple steps, you can ensure your cat is safe and happy during the winter months. Keep your cat inside - advice from the Animal League. During extremely cold conditions, Prince Georges County law requires pets be kept inside. Providing extra toys … Continue reading Helping Paws Winter Blog
If you Lose a Pet Post a message on the University Park Listserv. Include: a description of your petwhere and when it was last seenhow to reach you. You can also contact the UP Police for help. Contact the Helping Paws coordinators at UPHelpingPaws@gmail.com. If we hear from someone who has found your pet, we'll … Continue reading If you Lose or Find a Pet
RUFF - Residents United for Furry Friends Want to be the change? Join citizen group RUFF - Residents United for Furry Friends and advocate for the city of Hyattsville to update the city code and hire a full-time Animal Control Officer. Duties: Phone Meetings, attend city committee meetings, update Facebook posts, meet with city council … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities
Domestic birds cannot survive outdoors in this region. Post to the University Park listserv to try to identify the owner. Ask neighbors at all nearby homes if the bird belongs to them. Do not chase the bird. You will scare it and it won't return. Hang an open bird cage out of direct sun with … Continue reading I found a loose domestic bird, what do I do?
We all want to keep our cats safe, happy, and healthy! Find a lost or missing cat If your cat is lost or missing, it's important to take action quickly. Most cats stay within a 5-house radius for at least a few days, so start a search as soon as possible . 1. Make sure … Continue reading Cat Corner
Did you know that Prince George's County requires residents to register ferrets, dogs, and cats that are 4 months or older? It's $5 per year for spayed or neutered animals (you need to show proof the first time) and $25 per year for unaltered pets. A license must be obtained within 30 days of residency, … Continue reading Register Your Pets!
University Park doesn't have a dog park, and leash laws are strictly enforced. However there are several local options. Some things to look for: a separate lobby area where you can put your dog's leash on and off away from other dogsa fresh water supply in warmer monthsrules and enforcement proceduresregular maintenanceengaged members (not on … Continue reading Dog Parks