Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

April 2, 2014
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 .

Dog bite report filed: Beverly Dr., 1100 block, March 18. Animal control officers responded to a report of a dog that was off leash and that bit a dog that was being walked by its owner.

Cat protects its turf: Clover Way Dr., 300 block, March 20. Animal control officers responded to an incident in which a squirrel had entered a residence through an open door and was killed by a cat.

Unneighborly act: Wythe St., 1200 block, March 20. A dog bit a neighbor who was walking into the yard. The neighbor had minor injuries.

Citation issued: Pendleton St., 2300 block, March 22. Responding to a report of a dog confined inside a vehicle, animal control officers found no violations except that the dog was not properly licensed.

Too young to walk: S. Pickett St., 200 block, March 24. Animal control officers removed a baby squirrel from a car engine and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Deer slips up: Wheeler Ave., 3600 block, March 25. Animal control officers removed a deer that had gotten trapped under a car after the deer jumped down from a wall and slid under the parked vehicle, injuring itself. The deer was taken to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

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.

Have puppy, won’t travel: Reagan National Airport, March 15. A man surrendered a German shepherd-mastiff mix puppy to an animal control officer after trying to board a flight with the dog in an inappropriate carrier and no veterinary paperwork for travel. The man said he had bought the dog that day.

Hopper caught: S. Dinwiddie St., 1400 block, March 20. An animal control officer captured a domestic rabbit that was running loose and took it to the shelter.

Confirmed to be nonpoisonous: N. George Mason Dr., 2600 block, March 24. An animal control officer removed a dead midland brown snake that a woman found outside, under a trash can.

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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