Loudoun County animal watch

February 27, 2013

These were among cases received by Loudoun County Animal Services. For information on the county shelter’s hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun.

Bite-and-run incident: Ridgehaven Terr., Sterling, Feb. 16. A stray cat bit someone who was attempting to remove the cat from a tree. The cat ran away and could not be found. An animal control officer searched for the cat and its owner to find out whether the cat had a current rabies vaccine.

Opossum will get to grow old: Fairway Dr., Sterling, Feb. 17. A young opossum sitting on a road was causing a traffic hazard. An animal control officer determined that the opossum was healthy and returned it to nearby woods.

Raccoon in a cold tin can? Charlotte St., Sterling, Feb. 18. A raccoon appeared to be stuck in a trash can. An animal control officer removed the healthy and uninjured raccoon and returned it to the wild.

Help for limping cat: Old Ox Rd., Sterling, Feb. 19. A stray brown tabby-type cat appeared to be limping. An animal control officer took the cat to a veterinarian for treatment of a hind paw.

No overtime for this squirrel: First St., Leesburg, Feb. 19. A squirrel was reported to be inside an office building. An animal control officer could not find a squirrel in the building.

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