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.
Winged victory: Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, Aug. 24. A bat was caught on a sticky trap. An animal control officer used peanut butter to remove the bat, which appeared uninjured and so was returned to the wild.
Another dog, another hot car: Fort Evans Rd., Leesburg, Aug. 26. A caller reported seeing a dog confined inside a parked car. An animal control officer determined that the temperature inside the vehicle averaged 98 degrees, with the highest temperature registering 100. The outside temperature was 86. The officer contacted the owner and issued a citation.
This cat was not a finicky eater: Harmony Church Rd., Leesburg, Aug. 26. A caller reported a stray cat with a can stuck on its head. An animal control officer found the cat with a dog food can stuck on its head. The officer removed the can and took the cat to the animal shelter.
Summer clearance for raccoon: Pleasant Valley Rd., Chantilly, Aug. 28. A raccoon was seen hiding underneath a vehicle at a car dealership. An animal control officer removed the raccoon, which appeared healthy and uninjured, and returned it to the wild.
Cat on a hot roof: Pleasant Valley Rd., Chantilly, Aug. 28. A caller reported that a cat had been stuck on the roof of a house for more than 24 hours. Animal control officers found a gray-and-white domestic shorthair cat on the roof. The officers used a ladder from a work crew that was next door to approach the cat. When the cat saw the officers, it ran further up the roof and then jumped onto a shed before jumping onto the ground. The cat, which was uninjured, was reunited with its owner.
— Compiled by Sandy Mauck