Arlington-Alexandria Animal Watch

July 24, 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 .

Masked trespasser prompts alarm: Duke St., 3400 block, July 13. A raccoon refusing to leave the engine of an SUV finally exited when an animal control officer activated the vehicle’s alarm.

Dog endangered in hot car, Part 1: Duke St., 4600 block, July 16. An owner was issued a $200 citation for leaving a pit bull inside a vehicle.

Dog Days adoption event: Hosted by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and part of Kathleen Ewing’s “Dog Days Dog Show,” the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will have dogs available from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. www.alexandriaanimals.org.

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.

Dog endangered in hot car, Part 2: S. Fern St., 1400 block, July 14. An officer removed a Shih Tzu mix from a car in a parking lot with a temperature of 110 degrees. The owner was fined for cruelty/neglect.

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