Arlington-Alexandria Animal Watch

July 31, 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 .

Chirp chim-in-ey: Fort Worth Ave., 3900 block, July 22. Animal control officers coaxed birds out of a chimney and returned them to the wild.

Demeanor masks health: Longview Dr., 100 block, July 24. Responding to a report of a sick raccoon, an animal control officer found a healthy raccoon.

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. Saturday 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.

A little help from friends: S. Quincy St., 2300 block, July 20. Two raccoons that had been stuck in a trash bin escaped using a makeshift ladder made by animal control officers.

Summer heat endangers pets: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington reminds owners not to leave animals inside a car when the temperature is warmer than 70 degrees. Take an animal showing signs of heat stress to a veterinary clinic immediately. In humid and hot weather, avoid walking dogs between 1 and 4 p.m.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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