Owner issued a summons: S. Fern St., 1200 block, July 2. Arlington County police and the fire department assisted in removing a dog inside a car that registered 104 degrees. As animal control was preparing to impound the dog, the owner arrived.
A bad spot: N. 21st Rd., 4700 block, July 4. Animal control removed a bird that was trapped in a deep window well. The mockingbird was released.
Not a fireworks fan: S. Columbia Pike, 5500 block, July 4. An animal control officer captured a dog running loose and took it to the shelter where it was claimed by an owner. The dog had escaped from a back yard when it was frightened by fireworks.
Slithering upstairs: S. Crystal Dr., 2400 block, July 5. Animal control picked up a black rat snake inside a stairwell and moved the reptile outside.