Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

February 27, 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 .

Not-so-great outdoors for a cat: Old Dominion Blvd., 3300 block, Feb. 15. Responding to a veterinarian’s report about a cat with a bite wound of unknown origin, an officer recommended that the cat’s owner revaccinate and quarantine the animal at home.

Vaccination requirement: Animal control reminds pet owners that animals are required to have a current rabies vaccination and must be licensed with the City of Alexandria.

Free spay and neuter services: On March 10, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will hold a free spay and neuter clinic for outdoor cats in the Arlandria and Sanger Avenue/Beauregard Street neighborhoods, and a low-cost rate for other outdoor cats in Alexandria. For information, e-mail TNR@alexandriaanimals.org or call 703-746-5581 .

Third annual Mardi Growl Gala: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hosting a New Orleans-style celebration to benefit Alexandria’s homeless animals from 7 to 10 p.m. March 8 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. For tickets and information, visit the 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.

Roaming by a restaurant: King St., 4600 block, Feb. 12. A woman found a matted and underweight Yorkshire terrier and took it to the shelter.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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