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.

Reunited by science: Market St., Leesburg, March 11. A stray Labrador-type dog was confined at a business. An animal control officer picked up the dog, which had a microchip ID, and returned it to its owner.

Fighting like cats: Windy Oaks Sq., Ashburn, March 12. A caller reported that a stray cat had fought with the caller’s cat on the deck of their home and then ran away. The owner’s cat was taken to a veterinarian. An animal control officer set a trap for the stray and monitored it while trying to find its owner.

Living large: Mycroft Ct., Sterling, March 12. A caller reported seeing an injured Great Dane-type dog. An animal control officer found the dog in a fenced area. The dog had an injury to a front leg, possibly from having been hit by a car. The dog’s owner was contacted, and the dog received veterinary treatment.

The little foxes: John S. Mosby Hwy., Middleburg, March 12. Four baby foxes were found in a puddle. An animal control officer took them to a rehabilitation facility.

Cat hitches a ride: Allder School Rd., Purcellville, March 14. A stray cat was stuck in the engine of a car that had traveled from Winchester to Purcellville. An animal control officer removed the cat, which was not harmed, and took it to the animal shelter.

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