Vehicle strikes, kills dog: S. Whiting St., 200 block, Jan. 30. Responding to the scene where a dog was hit by a car, animal control officers found that the animal was already dead.
Hunter becomes the hunted: Uline Ave., 4000 block, Jan. 30. Officers captured a dog that was chasing people. The owner, who had left a gate open, was given a warning.
Dog park goes to the . . . : N. Royal St., 900 block, Feb. 2. Responding to a report of a dog biting a woman and her dog in a dog park, officers located the owner of the biting dog and placed the pet under quarantine.
Treacherous nature walk: N. Ripley St., 100 block, Feb. 2. An officer responded to a report of a woman walking along a trail who was bitten by a dog whose owner could not restrain it. The dog was placed under quarantine.
Dog sparks a sprint: Edsall Rd., 6000 block, Feb. 2. Animal control officers responded to a report of a jogger who was bitten by a dog after running behind the owner and startling the pet. The dog was placed under quarantine.
Biting the hand that feeds: Cameron Station Blvd., unit block, Feb. 3. Officers placed a dog under quarantine after the animal bit its owner.
Help homeless animals find a valentine: Pets adopted at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s Valentine’s Day adoption party, which will include dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday will go home with a gift bag, and some animals will have adoption fees waived. Adopted animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. For information, call 703-746-4774 or visit www.alexandria
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.
Squirrel euthanized: S. Quincy St., 1700 block, Jan. 29. An animal control officer removed a squirrel with a broken leg from the crevice of a tree. The animal was euthanized.
Loose pit bull fetches fines: S. Pollard St., 2100 block, Jan. 30. Men in a truck flagged down animal control officers about a pit bull running loose. The officers couldn’t find the animal, but it was reported to be confined in a dog park. The officers picked up the animal and took it to the shelter, where its owner was found through the dog’s ID tags.
Chimney service needed: S. 26th St., 800 block, Jan. 31. A woman reported an animal in her fireplace. An officer inspecting it found a partial skeleton of a baby raccoon in ashes.
“Be Mine” adoptions: The Animal Welfare League is offering cats, rabbits and other small animals for adoption from noon to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the shelter, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. $14 fee includes spay or neuter surgery, an AIDS test, vaccinations, an ID tag and a microchip. For information, visit www.awla.org.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus