Loudoun County animal watch

May 22, 2013

These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of 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.

Fast and furious: Fillmore Ave., Sterling, May 11. A cat was reported to be trapped in a fence. An animal control officer observed the cat sitting next to the fence but not trapped in it. The cat appeared to have a front-leg injury. When the officer tried to confine the cat, it darted away.

Sticky situation: Kingsmill St., Leesburg, May 11. A snake became stuck on a glue trap. An animal control officer successfully freed the snake and returned it to the wild.

Baby owl leaves the nest: Loudoun St., Lovettsville, May 13. A baby owl was reported to be sitting on a fence and not moving. An animal control officer obeserved signs of a nearby nest, so the officer took the owl to a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Help for stray cat: Wilson Ave., Leesburg, May 13. A stray Persian-mix cat was reported to have large wounds on its leg. An animal control office found that the cat had several infected wounds on its hind end. The cat was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

Not playing possum: Fairmont Pl., Sterling, May 13. A pet cat was reported to have caught an opossum. An animal control officer found that the opossum was dead. The opossum tested negative for rabies.

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