Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

April 17, 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 .

Fowl not permitted in the city: S. Jenkins St., 200 block, April 9. Responding to a complaint, an animal control officer found a dozen pigeons in a coop. A resident said the birds belonged to a family member and were housed in Fairfax County.

Cat in over its head: N. Morgan St., 5500 block, April 5. An animal control officer rescued a cat that was trapped in a 12-foot-deep window well.

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.

Hot off the grill: N. Cleveland St., 1200 block, March 27. Responding to a report of a dead dog in the road, an animal control officer found a 20-pound bag of Mexican food run over and torn apart.

The grass is greener on the other side: N. Courthouse Rd., 1300 block, April 8. A man reported that his beagle had broken free from its leash and run away. Three days later, the dog was seen lying under a tree not far from home.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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