Loudoun County animal watch

May 28, 2014

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.

Horses uninjured in accident: Plaza St., Leesburg, May 17. A trailer carrying four horses was involved in an accident. Two animal control officers found that the horses were not injured and took them to the animal shelter to help clear the road. The owner got the horses back later in the day.

Waiting for a nature show? Merchant Mill Terr., Leesburg, May 18. A caller reported that a tan snake with brown markings was under a TV stand. An animal control officer returned the healthy snake to the wild.

Today’s assignment: “The Wild Duck”: Poplar Rd., Sterling, May 19. A caller reported an injured duck in a school parking lot. An animal control officer found the duck behind a vehicle and, because it appeared healthy and uninjured, returned it to the wild.

Fox news: Wildbrook Ct., Ashburn, May 19. A caller reported that a baby fox had fallen into a window well at a house and was stuck. An animal control officer removed the fox, which was uninjured, and returned it to the wild.

Truck was purring: Executive Dr., Sterling, May 19. A caller reported hearing meowing inside the cab of an 18-wheeler. An animal control officer searched the vehicle and found a kitten in the brake well of a rear tire. The kitten was taken to a veterinarian for examination and then to the animal shelter for foster care.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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