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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 .

Cats must be registered with city: Responding to a veterinarian’s report about a cat in poor condition, an animal control officer met with the owner, who owns three cats and said she got the sick one through Craigslist.org. The officer found three cats to be healthy, and one recovering, but none were licensed, a requirement for dogs and cats older than 4 months.

Homeless dogs eligible for care: Nov. 6. A woman of no fixed address requested food and medication for her two dogs. Because both dogs are licensed, animal control services recommended a shelter’s food pantry and low-cost veterinary clinics.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria offers workshops to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For information, visit the league’s Web site.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

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. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Kitten rescued from vehicle: S. Eads St., 1700 block, Oct. 11. A man heard sounds from a kitten near his car’s motor. An animal control officer removed the cat unharmed.

Lost dog, owner reunited: S. Hayes St., 2300 block, Nov. 1. A woman picked up a Labrador retriever that had a microchip and took it to the shelter, where it was claimed by its owner.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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