Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

April 9
ALEXANDRIA

No incidents were reported 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 .

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.

Churchgoers exit before sermon: S. Grant St., 2300 block, March 28. A church staff member called animal control about two raccoons that were on the grounds when preschoolers were about to arrive. An animal control officer checked the area to make sure the animals had left.

“Breakaway” collar is recommended: S. 26th St., 900 block, March 28. An animal control officer helped a cat’s owner who could not remove a collar that had looped around the neck and chest of her pet.

Quest for a home is draining: N. Fillmore St., 2300 block, March 28. Animal control picked up a parakeet from a woman who had confined the stray bird under a colander. It was held as a stray and was to be made available for adoption.

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. http://awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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