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
Barred owl broke a wing: King St., 2800 block, April 11. Responding to a report of a bird being attacked by crows, an animal control officer captured an injured barred owl and took it to a raptor rehabilitation center.
Monkey bars are anyone’s guess: Woodbine St., 1500 block, April 15. Responding to a complaint, an animal control officer met with and reminded dog owners that dogs, leashed or not, are not allowed on playgrounds.
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.
Attic holds a scaly surprise: S. 34th St., 4400 block, April 14. A man found a boa constrictor in his attic and took it to the shelter. A report of a lost small boa from last summer reunited the snake with its owner.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus