Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

July 23
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 .

Sick raccoon dies: E. Myrtle St., unit block, July 9. Animal control officers picked up a sick raccoon and took it to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Injured squirrel dies: Wesmond Dr., 100 block, July 9. An injured squirrel was picked up and taken to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Cat decided to leave: N. Van Dorn St., 2500 block, July 10. Responding to a report of a stray cat in a utility room, animal control officers set a humane trap but were unsuccessful.

Bird treated: Loyola Ave., 4300 block, July 10. Animal control officers picked up an injured bird and took it to a veterinarian.

Gimme shelter: Luna Park Dr., 200 block, July 10. A stray dog was picked up and taken to the shelter.

Gimme shelter, part 2: N. Union St., 300 block, July 13. A stray dog was picked up and taken to the shelter .

Gimme shelter, part 3: E. Maple St., unit block, July 14. A stray dog was picked up and taken to the shelter.

Chicken picked up: Jefferson Davis Hwy., 3300 block, July 14. A stray chicken was picked up and taken 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.

In too deep: North Jackson St., 1200 block, July 7. Animal control removed a fledgling robin trapped in a window well and released it.

No cause for concern: South Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, July 8. A concerned woman picked up a fledgling robin in the grass by a parking lot and took it to the shelter, where it was found to be healthy. She agreed to return the bird to where she found it.

Settled differences: South Barton St., 1400 block, July 10. Responding to a report about two raccoons fighting in a laundry room of an apartment complex, an animal control officer found that the animals had made their way outside.

Out of the can: North Nottingham St., 800 block, July 11. Animal control removed a raccoon that was trapped in a trash can.

On the road: Lee Hwy., 4200 block, July 11. A woman reported that a newborn fawn was sitting in the middle of the road and moved it to a safe area. An animal control officer advised the woman to return the fawn where it was found.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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