Loudoun County animal watch

March 5, 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.

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.

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