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.
A cat of unknown origin: New Rd., Aldie, Feb. 25. A caller reported a stray cat that appeared to be injured. An animal control officer impounded the orange tabby, which had no identification, and took it to a veterinarian for treatment.
Pug knows how to get free: Paget Terr., Ashburn, Feb. 25. A stray pug-type dog was reported. When an animal control officer arrived, its owner had found the dog. The owner said her house had a new front door that had not latched properly. The officer confirmed that the dog had a current county license and rabies vaccine and told the owner about the ordinance prohibiting dogs from running free.
Oh, deer: Pacific Blvd., Sterling, Feb. 26. A deer with a broken leg was reported. An animal control officer searched the area but did not see the deer.
Fur flies: Advantage Ct., Ashburn, Feb. 26. A dog was possibly attacked by a raccoon. An animal control officer impounded the raccoon and took it for rabies testing. The dog’s rabies vaccine was current.
Guest house for a bat: Patterson Ct., Leesburg, Feb. 27. A bat spent two days in a bedroom at a home. An animal control officer captured the bat and took it for rabies testing because people in the house could have come into contact with it.