Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

August 6
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.

Relocating is illegal: S. Lorton St., 2000 block, July 18. A resident had trapped an opossum in a Have-A-Heart trap and requested to remove the animal. An animal control officer told the resident about the laws regarding relocating animals and released the opossum from the trap.

Alone in the park: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, 11 p.m. July 18. An animal control officer picked up a mixed breed from a woman who had found the abandoned dog in a dog park and took it to the shelter.

Nestled in a box: S. Sixth St., 2000 block, July 22. Responding to a call about squirrels in a nest that a repairman had discovered inside a cable box, an animal control officer advised the resident to place the animals in a box and return them next to where they were found so that their mother could find them.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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