Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

March 12
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. 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

Furry new roommate: Fillmore Ave., 5100 block, Feb. 27. Animal control officers picked up a stray dog that had walked into an apartment complex and took it to the shelter. An owner was located the same day.

Dog cared for after all: Luna Park Dr., 200 block, March 2. Officers responded to a report of a dog that was being left outdoors without food or water. After an investigation, no violations were found.

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.

Cries from hunger: N. Underwood St., 1800 block, Feb. 25. A woman reported a stray cat crying on her porch. A responding animal control officer captured the 6-month-old cat, who appeared to be very hungry, and took it to the shelter, where it was made available for adoption.

Polly wanna adventure: S. Ninth St., 3200 block, March 1. A woman reported that her pet parrot had escaped and was in a nearby tree. After a failed attempt to catch the bird with a pole net, an animal control officer lured it down at nightfall with a flashlight to an area where it was confined.

Cat rescued from winter: Columbia Pike, 1900 block, March 2. Animal control picked up a stray older cat that a man had found and confined before a snowstorm was predicted to hit. The cat had been microchipped, and its owner was contacted.

19th annual Walk for the Animals: Registration is open for a three-mile walk or one-mile stroll, 10:30 a.m. May 10, Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington. www.awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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