Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

March 6, 2013
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 .

Resident agrees to clean up: E. Del Ray Ave., 400 block, Feb. 26. An animal control officer found piles of feces in the front yard of a residence and left a notice.

Leash requirement: Mount Jefferson Park near E. Randolph Ave., Feb. 22. Responding to a report, animal control was unable to find dogs reportedly running loose in a public park. The league reminds pet owners that all dogs must be leashed while in public.

Free spay and neuter services: On Sunday, 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 services at 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. Friday at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St. 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.

Orphaned squirrels: Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, Feb. 21. Two baby squirrels were surrendered to the shelter after their mother died when contractors cut down a tree. The squirrels were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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