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.
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.