Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

May 7
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 .

Deer dies: Cameron Station Blvd., 100 block, April 24. Animal control officers responding to a report found a severely injured deer. It was euthanized at the scene.

Squirrel dies: South Wilkes St., 700 block, April 24. A responding officer picked up a severely injured squirrel and took it to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Cat trap successful: N. Quaker Lane, 900 block, April 25. Officers picked up a stray cat that was caught in a resident’s humane trap and took it to the shelter.

Death continues: Dartmouth Rd., 2900 block, April 25. Officers picked up a severely injured mourning dove from the front porch of a residence and took it to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Encounter noted as a yelp review: Eisenhower Ave., 4700 block, April 26. A woman was touring a dog day-care facility when a resident dog bit her arm. A report was taken.

Playmate might have carried rabies: E.Windsor Ave., 300 block, April 29. Responding to a report, officers found a dead bat in a home where a dog was left unattended. The bat was sent for rabies testing, and the dog received a rabies vaccine booster.

Three cats orphaned: S. Reynolds St., 200 block, April 29. Officers assisted Alexandria police and removed three cats from a home where their owner had died. All the animals were taken to the shelter for safekeeping and were later released to a friend of the owner’s.

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 picked up: S. Lynn St., 2400 block, April 21. An animal control officer picked up a baby squirrel lying on the sidewalk and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Pane halts flight: N. Monroe St., 500 block, April 21. A responding officer picked up an injured bird that might have been stunned from hitting a window. The sparrow was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Kittens not fit for duty: Jackson Ave. at Fort Myer, 300 block, April 24. An officer responding to a call picked up five 5-week-old orange tabby kittens that were found on the base. The animals were held as strays and were to spend several weeks in a foster home until being made available for adoption.

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

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