Freedom is fleeting: Stratford Ave. and Jean St., Aug. 20. A hound mix was found loose and was taken to the shelter. The dog’s owner released custody to the shelter because it frequently escaped.
Dog held as stray: Warwick Ave. and Warwick Cir., Aug. 18. A terrier mix was found loose and taken to the shelter.
Not in the mood for a trim: Fairfax Blvd., 9800 block, Aug. 14. An 18-year-old cat bit an animal hospital employee while having its nails trimmed. The cat was quarantined.
Wrong bat cave: Ardmore Pl., 4200 block, Aug. 17. An officer captured a bat inside a residence and released it outdoors.
Wrong bat headquarters: Main St., 10500 block, Aug. 18. An officer captured a bat in an office and released it outdoors.
Warning was issued: North St., 10300 block, Aug. 18. Responding to a report of a dog inside a vehicle in a parking garage, an officer found that a 3-month-old Labrador mix had been removed by its owners.
Lent a yelping hand: Creek Crossing Rd. NE, 500 block, noon Aug. 9. An employee was bitten while attempting to treat a Himalayan cat.
Waiting to be claimed: Nutley St. SW, 300 block, 6:35 a.m. Aug. 15. An officer picked up a yellow Lab that was seen wandering in a neighborhood and took it to the shelter.
Dog bitten and treated: Marshall Rd. SW, 600 block, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15. A woman was walking her dog when a neighbor’s dog broke free from its chain and attacked her dog.
Dog dies after attack: Thelma Cir. SW, 600 block, 4:36 p.m. Aug. 15. Two dogs, a Husky and what was possibly a German shepherd, attacked a dog in a back yard. A caretaker scared the attacking dogs away by screaming. The injured dog was taken to a hospital, where it died from its injuries.
Owners settle dog fight: Courthouse Rd. SW, 700 block, 6:50 p.m. Aug. 16. A man was bitten on the ankle by a dog in a dog park when his dog got involved in a fight.
Turncoat cat: Terrace Ct. SE, 200 block, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17. A woman reported that her cat bit her..
Trap catches bigger predator: Valley Dr. SE, 600 block, 8 a.m. Aug. 17. An officer picked up a black snake that was stuck to a mouse glue trap and took it to the shelter.
Fox dies: Ayr Hill Ave. NE, 400 block, 6:25 p.m. Aug. 20. An officer removed a fox whose head was trapped between two fence posts. The fox was severely injured.
The Homeless Animals Rescue Team will have dogs available for adoption from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, Greenbriar Town Center, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax, 703-817-9444, and at PetSmart Chantilly, 13866 Metrotech Dr., 703-691-4278. For information, visit hart90.org.
The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue will have dogs and cats available for adoption from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Seven Corners PetSmart, 6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, 703-295-3647. Cats will be available for adoption from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Reston PetSmart, 11860 Spectrum Center, Reston, 703-205-3647. All the animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. For information, visit www.lostdogrescue.org.