Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

July 11, 2012
ALEXANDRIA

This case was handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. 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 .

Getting her ducks in a row: Roundhouse Lane, unit block, June 27. Responding to a report about ducks trapped in a storm drain, animal control officers used duck calls to capture 10 ducklings. They were reunited with their mother, who then led them to a nearby stream.

King Street Cats: An open house for adoptable cats will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at 25 S. Dove St. www.kingstreetcats.org.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

This case was 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. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Knot comfortable: N. 25th St., 4000 block, June 9. An animal control officer found three injured rat snakes badly twisted in strawberry netting in a back yard. The reptiles were taken to the shelter, where they were freed from the net and taken to a nature center for rehabilitation.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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