The following were among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the Alexandria Animal Shelter and provides animal control services to Alexandria. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-838-4774.
Retriever Leaves Owner at City Hall Washington St. S., 900 block, Feb. 14. A woman reported that her retriever was stolen after she left it tied to a lamppost while she went inside City Hall. A bystander found the dog dragging a leash, noticed its address on a tag and walked toward it. The dog was reunited with its owner.
Fighting Dogs Injured at Home Gibbon St., 1200 block, Feb. 18. Responding to a report of two dogs fighting inside a home, animal control officers found two injured pit bulls. The owner, who reportedly could not afford medical treatment for the dogs and was afraid they would fight again, surrendered them to animal control. The dogs were euthanized.
Shelter Takes In Wounded Kitten Eisenhower Ave., 4100 block, Feb. 13. The city shelter received a thin, stray 8-week-old kitten that was flea-infested and missing part of its right ear. The kitten received medical treatment and was held at the shelter.
Arlington No report was received from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for today's Extra. For information, call 703-931-9241.
-- Sarah Lane