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Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

These cases were 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 .

An ungracious greeting: Murtha St., 200 block, Sept. 29. An animal control officer met with a woman who said she was knocking at a neighbor’s door when a dog bit her and its owner did nothing. Charges were filed against the dog’s owner.

Mailbag doubles as shield: Chambliss St., 1400 block, Sept. 29. An animal control officer met with a postal employee who said that a dog had escaped from a residence when he was delivering mail. The dog had chased him, and the postman had used his bag to protect himself from being bitten. A notice was left at the residence.

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.

The sound from under the stairs: N. Pershing Dr., 4300 block, Aug. 21. A woman reported sounds of a kitten from her basement. An animal control officer and a Washington Gas employee removed a dehydrated kitten that had been trapped for two days. It was sent to a foster home.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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