Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

July 2
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. 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 .

Stray dog claimed: E. Custis Ave., 300 block, June 18. Animal control officers picked up a stray dog that a resident found and took it to the shelter. An owner claimed the dog the same day.

Bird dies: Mansion Dr., 300 block, June 19. Animal control officers picked up an injured bird and took it to the shelter where it was euthanized.

Loose dog claimed: Sheffield Dr., 5400 block, June 20. Animal control officers took a dog that was loose to the shelter where it was claimed by an owner.

Dog bites after surgery: Mount Ida Ave., 500 block, June 20. A dog coming out of anesthesia bit a veterinary employee.

Opossum blocked in: Janneys Lane, 500 block, June 20. A dog was bitten by an opossum when it was cornered in a back yard. A report was taken.

Stray cat found: Russell Rd., unit block, June 20. Animal control officers picked up a stray cat and took it to the shelter.

Bird found: Bryan Ct., 2700 block, June 21. Animal control officers picked up a lovebird that was found in the area and took it to the shelter.

Another loose dog: W. Glebe Rd., unit block, June 21. Animal control officers took a dog that was loose to the shelter where it was claimed by an owner.

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.

Faking a break: S. Edison St., 1000 block, June 16. A woman called about a raccoon that was lounging on top of her fence for about an hour. The animal walked away while she was talking to animal control.

Dashing uninvited guest: S. Ninth St., 3800 block, June 17. An animal control officer found a bat clinging to a Venetian blind. The animal had entered a home when the resident left the door open to take out the trash. It was released outside.

Fatal trap: N. 18th St., 3400 block, June 18. Responding to a call about a rat stuck and struggling on a glue trap that was placed next to a garage, an animal control officer found it to be a chipmunk and advised the resident about the use of glue traps outdoors and the hazards to wildlife. The animal was euthanized.

Crying saves kitten: S. 24th Rd., 2600 block, June 18 to 19. An animal control officer, who was responding to a call about meowing coming from an adjacent wall between two neighbors, cut holes in the drywall but was unable to reach the kitten. Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution was able to rescue the cat from inside the wall.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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