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
Rooster’s stroll halted: N. Morgan St., 5500 block, Nov. 21. An animal control officer picked up a rooster that had been walking among apartment buildings. The dehydrated fowl was taken to the shelter and was to be transferred to a farm or sanctuary.
Rings around collars, and a tail: N. Quaker Lane, 1600 block, Nov. 22. A raccoon was reported to be inside a dry cleaning facility. An officer captured the animal with a humane trap.
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.
Dog’s adventure cut short: N. Cleveland St., 1800 block, Nov. 20. A shepherd mix that was reported to have escaped from a residence was stopped at an intersection by a good Samaritan, who held the dog until animal control arrived. The owner claimed the dog.
Fox succumbs to injury: N. Greenbriar St., 2900 block, Nov. 14. Responding to a call about an injured fox, animal control found that the animal had died.
Shih Tzu not up to restaurant dress code: N. Wilson Blvd., 3200 block, Nov. 10. Animal control picked up a dog that mall security officers found in a restaurant. The Shih Tzu, which badly needed grooming, was eventually adopted.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus