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 .

Dog held for safekeeping: Madison St., 500 block, 2:30 a.m. Jan. 28. An animal control officer removed a dog from a vehicle whose owner was arrested for driving under the influence.

Raccoon tries Rush Plus: King St., 1900 block, Jan. 26. An animal control officer responding to a report about a raccoon in a Metro station could not locate the animal.

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. 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.

Owner advised to microchip dog: N. Jackson St., 1600 block, midnight Jan. 25. An animal control officer picked up a stray miniature dachshund with no identification tags. An owner called from out of town and said that the animal escaped from a pet sitter.

Trouble when dog springs from truck: Wilson Blvd., 1000 block, Jan. 28. Animal control picked up a dog from Arlington County police that had jumped out of a truck’s bed and was struck by a car. The dog was not injured, but its owner was given a summons for a dog running loose.

Warning amid dangerously cold temperatures: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington reminds pet owners not to leave animals outside for long periods.

World Spay Day throughout the month: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington and the Humane Society of the United States offer low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, dogs and rabbits owned by low-income residents. Fees are $25 to $60. Rabies vaccinations and microchips are available from $10 to $15. For an appointment, e-mail amintz@awla.org or call 703-931-9241, Ext. 246.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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