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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 .

Rooster on the run: Bruce St., 3900 block, Dec. 4. The Alexandria sheriff reported a rooster running loose near an apartment building. An animal control officer captured the bird.

Dog dies from trauma: N. Van Dorn St., 1400 block, Nov. 29. Responding to a report that a dog had allegedly been stabbed in the head by a machete, officials took a houseguest at a residence into custody. The dog was rushed to an animal hospital, where it was euthanized because of a severe brain injury.

Open house for King Street Cats: Adoptable cats can be viewed from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at 25 S. Dove St. For information, visit 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.

A wandering dog: S. Randolph St., 2800 block, Nov. 17. Animal control picked up an emaciated Yorkshire terrier in the third level of a parking garage.

Holiday light show display benefit: Donations of pet food, pet beds, toys or cash will be accepted to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington during the shows from 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays, through Jan. 1, at 5612 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-931-9241, Ext. 203.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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