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 .

Home field advantage: Preston Rd., 1800 block, Feb. 4. A real estate agent called animal control about an evasive squirrel inside a vacant home. An animal control officer removed the animal and released it outdoors.

Comfier than a cave: Seminary Rd., 5000 block, Jan. 31. An animal control officer removed a bat from an apartment.

“You’re the One That I Want” animal adoption discount: On Valentine’s Day, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering a $14 adoption fee for all adult animals and, throughout the month, for Furget-Me-Nots (adult dogs and cats that have “lived the single life for too long”) . For information, visit the league’s Web site.

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 and March 21 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For information, visit the league’s Web site.

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.

List, and found: Lincoln St., 500 block, Jan. 23. A man found a 6-month-old German shepherd and took it to the shelter. The dog’s microchip was traced to an owner who had given the animal to a person found through Craigslist.

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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