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 .
Peaceful home invasion: King St., 300 block, April 29. An animal control officer and a maintenance worker captured two mourning doves inside a home and released them outdoors.
That dog is not for sale: Jefferson Davis Hwy., 3300 block, April 27. Responding to a call about a customer’s dog biting a pet store shopper, an animal control officer found that it was a minor leg wound that did not require medical treatment.
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.
Snake is slowed down: Roberts Lane, 3400 block, April 23. An animal control officer captured a snake with eye and jaw injuries in a yard and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus