Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

June 11
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 .

Fox sought shelter, dies: Russell Rd., 3100 block, May 29. A severely injured fox was found in a resident’s garage. Animal control officers picked up the animal and took it to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Freedom can hurt: E. Maple St., 100 block, May 31. Animal control responded to a call about a dog that encountered another dog after it escaped through an open garage door. The escapee was bitten, and a report was taken.

Bark park not safe from bullying: Key Dr., 1400 block, June 1. A dog new to a neighborhood dog play group was bitten. A report was taken.

Laundry day: Seminary Rd., 4900 block, June 2. Responding to a report of a cat with no identification that was found in an apartment complex’s laundry room, animal control picked up the animal and took it to the shelter. An owner claimed the cat the next day.

Unreciprocated care: S. Pickett St., 200 block, June 2. A person reported finding two feral kittens and getting scratched by one. Officers picked up the kittens and took them to the shelter. A report was taken.

Surprise visitor: Brawner Pl., 5100 block, June 4. Officers picked up a stray black domestic shorthair cat wearing a green nylon collar that had wandered into a resident’s apartment and took it to the shelter.

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.

Untangled: N. Roberts Lane, 3400 block, May 30. A responding animal control officer found two black rat snakes caught in garden webbing and took them to the shelter, where they were freed.

‘Do not disturb’ sign missing: S. Crystal Dr., 1800 block, June 1. A woman reported that she didn’t know what to do with a bird’s nest that had eggs inside it that a handyman had removed. Because birds are protected by migratory bird laws, the animal control officer told the woman to return the nest to its original location so the parents would be able to find it.

Doe’s drop-off: N. 36th St., 5800 block, June 1. A caller reported a fawn lying quietly in a yard next door. Animal control told the neighbor that the fawn’s mother would probably return for the fawn at dusk.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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