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.
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.