Click on links below to read the approved meeting minutes from the  August 8, 2017 Regular Town Meeting and the August 22, 2017 Board Work Session:

August 8, 2017 Regular Town Meeting: TM-minutes_080817_Apprvd

August 22, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_082217_Apprvd

Click on link below for the September 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…

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Over the past few months, the Town of Upper Marlboro has received several complaints regarding feral cats within Town limits. While the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division is responsible for Animal Control within Town limits, below are some steps that can be taken by residents to assist in controlling and protecting the feral cat community within Town.

Cats roam outside in most neighborhoods in the United States. Some are domesticated pets whose owners let (or put) them outside, but many are community cats, who may be feral or one-time pets who are now stray, lost or abandoned. The more we understand outdoor cats and the complicated issues related to them, the more effectively we can help them, reduce cat overpopulation and protect wildlife. County Code prohibits the feeding of feral cats as it attracts other wildlife prone to carry rabies (raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes).

 

Where do community/feral cats live?

Community & feral cats typically live in a colony—a group of related cats. The colony occupies and defends a specific territory where food (a restaurant dumpster or a person who feeds them) and shelter (beneath a porch, in an abandoned building, etc.) are available. Although feral cats may be seen by people who feed them, strangers may not realize that feral cats are living nearby because they rarely see them. Stray cats tend to be much more visible, may vocalize and may approach people in search of food or shelter. Stray cats may join a colony or defend a territory of their own.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
TNR is a nonlethal strategy for reducing the number of community cats and improving the quality of life for cats, wildlife and people. At its most basic, TNR involves:

  • Humanely trapping community cats
  • Spaying or neutering them
  • Vaccinating them against rabies
  • Surgically removing the tip of one ear (a “tipped” ear is the universally-recognized sign of a cat who has been spayed or neutered)
  • Returning the cats to their home

Information provided by: The Humane Society of the United States website

Town residents are encouraged to participate in a TNR program, especially if they provide for feral cats.

 

Below are some locations which offer TNR services: 

The Spay Spot
http://www.thespayspot.org/
3750 Brown Statiion Rd
301-254-8151

Bowie CLAW
http://www.bowieclaw.org/
Bowie Citizens for Local Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 116
Bowie, Maryland 20719-0116
bowieclaw@gmail.com

Rock Creek Cats
http://www.rockcreekcats.org/
P.O. Box 203
Garrett Park, MD 20896-0203

The Town of Upper Marlboro Police Department has FREE Child Identification Cards available at Town Hall for residents and visitors to pick up during office hours. Pick one up today!

14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro MD 20772 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Click on links below to read the approved meeting minutes from the July 2017 Regular Town Meeting & Board Work Session:

July 11, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_071117_Apprvd

July 28, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_072817_Apprvd

Click on link below for the August 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…

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Click on link below for the July 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter…

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 Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from the June 2017 Regular Town Meeting, Special Board Meeting & Board Work Session:

June 6, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_060617_Apprvd

June 20, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_062017_Apprvd

June 22, 2017 Special Board Meeting: SBM-minutes_062217_Apprvd

Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from the May 2017  Regular Town Meeting & Board Work Session:

May 9, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_050917_Apprvd

May 22, 2017 Board Work Session: WS-minutes_052217_Apprvd

 

Click on link below for the June 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter . . .

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