Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch
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 .
Attack on rabid raccoon bites back: East Timber Branch Pkwy., 800 block, Nov. 8. Animal control officers found a dead raccoon that had been attacked by a dog running off-leash near a creek. The body was submitted for rabies testing, which came back positive. The dog was placed under quarantine for 45 days.
Black Friday special at shelter: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will have animals available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Adopters can name their adoption fee (minimum $10) for animals 6 months and older. Standard adoption rules apply, and all members of the household must be present. For information, visit www.alexandriaanimals.org/blackfriday.
Trap-Neuter-Return Program: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria offers workshops to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For information, visit the league’s Web site.
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.
A purr-fect catch: S. Edgewood St., 1400 block, Oct. 27. An animal control officer set up tarps for a kitten that had been stuck in a tree for three days. The cat fell onto the tarps after a several hours and was taken to a foster home.
Neighbor has giant incisors: S. 15th St., 600 block, Oct. 30. An animal control officer removed a 60-pound beaver outside a front door on a sublevel of a condominium complex. It was released at Gravelly Point.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus