Arlington-Alexandria Animal Watch

June 12, 2013

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 .

Trapped on a car trip: Yoakum Pkwy., 200 block, May 30. An animal control officer helped a woman open a locked car, in which she accidentally left the car’s keys and a 10-week-old Boston terrier.

Feathered family far from a pond: King St., 1100 block, June 3. An animal control officer wrangled and caught a mother duck and her ducklings on a fifth- floor terrace and the floor below.

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
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Looking for a shell station: S. Glebe Rd. and Interstate 395, May 29. A driver found a large snapping turtle on the shoulder of a road and took it to the shelter. The league advises the public to call animal control when encountering animals in distress.

Not much like a desert: N. Fifth St., 5000 block, June 1. A resident discovered an African sulcata desert tortoise in a yard and took it to the shelter.

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will be holding an “Over Three, Name Your Fee” event: Name your adoption price for cats 3 and older. Fee includes a certificate for a free exam with a participating veterinarian, spay or neuter surgery, a feline leukemia and feline AIDS test, a distemper vaccination, an ID tag and a microchip. To view adoptable kittens, visit www.awla.org/adopt/
adopt-a-cat
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— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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