Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

May 14, 2014
ALEXANDRIA

No cases were reported recently 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.

Squirrel rescued by warm heart: S. Fern St., 1500 block, April 30. Responding to a call about a dying squirrel on the sidewalk during a storm, an animal control officer picked up the cold, lethargic animal and gave it heat therapy and formula. Within two hours, it was active. The squirrel was taken to a rehabilitator for continued recovery.

Severely wounded baby bunny dies: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, April 29. A woman took a baby rabbit that her dog had caught to the shelter. The rabbit had a punctured abdomen and was euthanized.

Squeaky-clean but delicate: N. 11th St., 2300 block, April 28. An officer responded to a report of a juvenile squirrel stuck in a washing machine and covered with laundry detergent. The officer took the animal to a rehabilitator, where it was treated for ulcers to the eyes caused by the detergent. It was to be released to the wild once recovered.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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