Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

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 .

Catch a squirrel if you can: Bashford Lane, 800 block, Jan. 3. Responding to a call about a squirrel that had entered a home through a chimney, animal control officers coaxed the animal through the front door.

Pets shiver just like us: Eisenhower Ave., 5000 block, Jan. 6. Responding to a report of a dog on a balcony with no shelter amid temperatures of 20 degrees and dropping, an officer told the owner about the dangers of leaving animals outdoors in freezing temperatures. The league reminds pet owners that failure to provide shelter for animals is a Class 4 misdemeanor.

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.

Already had a sleep mask: S. 32nd St., 4200 block, Jan. 4. An animal control officer removed a sleeping raccoon from a window well.

Overnight guest while owner recovers: S. Four Mile Run Dr., 4200 block, Dec. 31. Responding to a call from the Arlington County Fire Department, an officer picked up a dog whose owner had fallen and required medical attention. The dog was taken to the shelter.

To weak to fly: S. Crystal Dr., 2400 block, Dec. 31. An animal control officer removed a bat that had been stationary on a wall for two days and took it to a licensed rehabilitator. The animal was severely dehydrated and underweight.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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