Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

February 5
ALEXANDRIA

No cases were reported recently 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 .

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for today’s edition of Local Living. The league 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.

Too late to save raccoon: S. George Mason Dr., 900 block, Jan. 20. An animal control officer responded to a call about an injured raccoon. By the time the officer arrived to Alcova Heights Park, the animal had died.

Dogs left in the cold for an hour: N. Vermont St., 100 block, Jan. 25. An officer removed two dogs in distress that were in a vehicle with an internal temperatures of 28 degrees. An owner arrived and was issued a summons.

Trying to flee the flue: N. Monroe St., 2100 block, Jan. 27. An officer picked up a crow that had been stuck in a chimney and was unable to fly away. The officer took it to a rehabilitator.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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