The following was 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.
Kitten Rescued From Sewer
Gladden St. N., 100 block, May 28. Responding to a report of a kitten trapped in a sewer for three days, an animal control officer removed the sewer lid and rescued the 6-week-old kitten with a net. The officer took the kitten to the city shelter, where it was determined to be healthy. It was put in foster care.
The following were among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to Arlington County. The shelter is open for adoptions from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241. The league's Web site is www.awla.org.
Opossums at Home in Dresser
HUDSON ST. N., 600 block May 26. A man called animal control after finding a family of opossums in a dresser drawer in his home. When he reached for a sweater, a mother opossum hissed, bearing its teeth. An officer netted the mother and five babies and released them outdoors.
Motorist Takes Fawn Home
GEORGE MASON DR. N., 300 block, May 30. A man called Arlington animal control about a fawn he found by the side of a road near Annapolis. He took the fawn, which weighed about seven pounds, to his home in Arlington and attempted to feed it in his kitchen. An officer took the fawn to the county shelter, where it was given fluids. The fawn was then taken to a wildlife rehabilitator. Animal control advises residents who find injured or abandoned baby deer to immediately contact animal control and to not attempt to feed the animal.
Deer Struck by Car
WASHINGTON BOULEVARD AND NORTH GLEBE ROAD, May 31. An animal control officer responded to a report of a deer that had been hit by a car and found a severely injured deer, weighing about 130 pounds. The deer was euthanized and taken to the county shelter for disposal.
-- Compiled by SARAH LANE