Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

January 16, 2013
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 .

Masked attacker: Sunset Dr., unit block, Jan. 6. Responding to a report about a dog bitten by a raccoon, an animal control officer had the dog quarantined at home for 45 days. The raccoon was not found.

Trap-Neuter-Return program: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering workshops to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program, 6:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 21 and March 21 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.

Take strays to closest shelter: Green Bank Observatory, West Virginia, Dec. 30. A man found a stray dog on a road and took it to the shelter in Arlington County. Several days later, its owner was located, and the man who found the dog drove it back to West Virginia.

Purr-fect perch: N. Ninth St., 5600 block, Jan. 1. A woman reported her cat missing. After an animal control officer helped search the house, a relative found the pet in the rafters.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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