Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

November 27, 2013
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were 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 .

Attacking dog still on the lam: West Braddock Rd., 1400 block, Nov. 4. Responding to a report of a loose dog attacking a man and his dog, an animal control officer met the victim, who had taken his dog to an animal hospital. The man received minor lacerations, and his dog had a bite wound on its ear.

Scan before you sit: Dewitt Ave., 1000 block, Nov. 17. An officer removed a rat from a toilet bowl in a residence and released it outdoors.

ARLINGTON

These cases were 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 or go to www.awla.org.

Goodwill saves owl: Four Mile Run Dr. and South Columbia Pike, Nov. 19. A good Samaritan took an owl that had been struck by a car to the shelter. The screech owl was taken to a rehabilitator.

Flying squirrels grounded: North 28th St., 6900 block, Nov. 18. Animal control referred a resident to a humane wildlife control firm to remove flying squirrels from a chimney, which would then be capped to prevent nesting.

Good week in the humane wildlife control business: South Inge St., 2700 block, Nov. 16. Responding to a report of animal sounds in a closet, animal control set traps but caught nothing. Officers referred the family to a humane wildlife control firm, which was set to remove any pests and fix home construction flaws.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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