Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

This case was handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

Feral cat sought: Madison St., 1300 block, July 12. An animal control officer spoke to a woman who was attacked by a feral cat and was being treated at the hospital. She was walking her dog when the cat jumped out of a bush, bit her hand and then her leg. A humane trap was set to capture the cat.

2013 pet photo calendar contest: Ends on Tuesday. For information on voting, participation, contest rules and eligibility for this fundraiser to benefit homeless animals, visit www.alexandriaanimals.org/CalendarContest.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

This case was handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Birds to take flight: North 35th Road, 6500 block, July 5. A couple who moved into their home found birds in the fireplace and called animal control. An animal control officer removed four fledglings and took them to the shelter, but a rehabilitator suggested returning the chimney swifts to their nest above the closed flue because they will be able to fly up the chimney in a few days.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus