Loudoun County animal watch

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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