Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

April 30, 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 .

Injured fox dies: N. Kemper St., 900 block, April 16. Animal control officers responding to a report picked up a severely injured fox on the roadside and took it to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Animals orphaned: Duke St., 4300 block, April 17. Officers assisted Alexandria police with two animals after a resident was found deceased. A dog was released to a family member, and a sick cat was taken to the shelter for treatment.

Cat not packed up: Yoakum Pkwy., 300 block, April 18. Officers assisting the Alexandria sheriff’s department with an eviction found a cat and took it to the shelter. A caretaker picked up the cat for the owner.

Alfresco comes with side of wildlife: Eisenhower Ave., 2400 block, April 18. Officers could not locate a raccoon that had approached two people in an outside dining area without provocation and attempted to bite one.

Cat dies in fight: E. Custis Ave., 500 block, April 19. Two dogs in a fenced back yard had gotten into a fight with a cat. The cat was killed, and a report was taken.

Squirrel suffers after fall: Beverly Dr., 1000 block, April 19. Responding to a report about a squirrel falling from a tree and making loud noises, officers found the severely injured squirrel and took it 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.

Squirrel escapes death’s grip, twice: Patrick Henry Dr., 900 block, April 19. An animal control officer responded to a report of a squirrel, which had been dropped by a bird in a yard, trying to enter a screened porch of a residence, where two pet cats waited. The officer picked up the thin and dehydrated animal and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Searching for open ssspace: Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Ave., April 17. An officer removed a large black rat snake in the parking lot and moved it to a safe location.

Colorful jewelry: N. Utah St., 2000 block, April 12. An officer picked up a stray cockatiel from a woman who coaxed it down from a tree. The bird, which rested on the lady’s finger until the officer arrived, was taken to the shelter.

Persistent neighbor: N. 41st St., 4500 block, April 6. An officer captured a hawk that was trapped in a screened porch for a second time. The bird was released outside, and the resident was told to apply decals to the porch to deter birds.

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. awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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