Arlington-Alexandria Animal Watch

June 26, 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 .

Dog that’s loose becomes loot: N. Gordon St., unit block, June 15. An owner had reported that her unrestrained dog was stolen. That evening, a good Samaritan brought the animal to the shelter as a stray.

Turkey calls: Queen St., 500 block; N. Pitt St., 200 block; and N. Union St., 400 block, June 14. Animal control received reports of wild turkeys spotted in the area. Callers were told that these animals do not pose any harm or immediate danger.

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.

Trapped ducks rescued: S. Grant St., 3000 block, June 11. The league and the Arlington County Fire Department removed five mallard ducklings caught in a storm drain.

Sick raccoon euthanized: Army Navy Dr., 1700 block, June 17. An animal control officer captured an erratic raccoon that was spotted on a golf course.

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will be holding an “Over 3, 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
.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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