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Animal Watch

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page LZ21

The following cases were received recently by Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406 or visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

Stray Dog Taken to Shelter

MIDDLEBURG, Foxchase Farm Lane, April 16. A man confined a stray terrier mix in a stable on his farm. The dog was wearing a red nylon collar but no identification or microchip. An animal control officer took the dog to the animal shelter and checked lost reports, but no matches were found.

Sick Raccoon Euthanized

ASHBURN, Crowfoot Court, last Sunday. A sick raccoon was found in a yard. Family members were not at risk of rabies exposure because none had come in contact with the raccoon. An animal control officer took the raccoon to the shelter, and it was euthanized because.

Lab Has No Identification

PURCELLVILLE, Fork Road, Monday. An animal control officer found a black Labrador retriever running loose. The dog was wearing a red collar but had no identification or microchip. The officer took the dog to the shelter and checked lost reports, but no matches were found.

Dog Left in Hot Vehicle

STERLING, Columbia Plaza, Monday. A dog was reported to have been left in a vehicle in the Wegmans parking lot. An animal control officer found an older cocker spaniel panting heavily in a vehicle in which the internal temperature was 94.5. When the owner arrived, the officer advised her of the laws regarding pets left in vehicles in hot weather, issued a warning and gave her educational material.

Dobermans in Good Condition

CHANTILLY, Willard Road, Tuesday. An animal control officer responded to a report of a Doberman pinscher left outside without food, shelter or water. The officer found two Dobermans in good condition in a kennel with adequate water, space and two doghouses. The officer spoke to the owner and suggested ways to make the dogs' surroundings more comfortable.


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