Loose Dog (Not a Wolf) Captured in Prince George’s County

Did they wrangle a wolf or capture a canine?

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Prince George's County Police Department

A large dog alarmed some Prince George’s County residents this morning when it was spotted roaming in Capitol Heights. Because of the dog’s size and appearance, some passersby mistook it for a wolf -- and called animal control.

The loose dog was seen walking on Valley Park Court shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday. Animal control received multiple calls about the German Shepherd / Husky mix, police say. By 10:30 a.m., the dog had been captured.

Even police weren’t sure about what type of animal the dog was at first. In tweets announcing the dog’s sighting and capture, police referred to the dog as an "animal," fueling social media debate.

However, when News4 later checked with Prince George's County Police, they said they now believe it was just a big dog.

Animal control is currently trying to find the dog’s owner. 

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