Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

No incidents were reported 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 .

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 dies: N. Greenbrier St., 1600 block, July 12. Animal control picked up a severely injured squirrel and took the animal to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Lost and found: S. Seventh Rd., 4900 block, July 12. Animal control picked up a stray ferret that a woman had found and took it to the shelter.

With a little help: Columbia Pike, 1900 block, July 12. An animal control officer was able to coax a squirrel that was trapped above a partially enclosed stairwell to a level where it could escape.

Unsafe for wildlife: N. Ninth Rd., 5900 block, July 16. Animal control picked up a Southern flying squirrel, which had been self-mutilating in an attempt to free itself from a glue trap, and took it to the shelter, where it was removed from the trap. The squirrel was taken to a rehabilitator.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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