Alexandria

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.

3 Cats Rescued From Fire

Abingdon Dr. W., 1700 block, May 29. The fire department, responding to an apartment fire, found three cats suffering from smoke inhalation. Their owners were not at home. The firefighters administered oxygen to the cats and cooled them with water. One cat was not breathing and appeared to be lifeless. Firefighters continued to administer oxygen until they resuscitated it. Animal control transferred the cats to an animal hospital for observation and contacted the owners, who later claimed their pets.

Cat Kidney Problems Lecture

Veterinarian Fred Jones of Woodbridge Animal Hospital discusses how to identify early warning signs of kidney problems in cats at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Alexandria Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. For more information, call 703-838-4774, Ext. 321, or visit www.alexandriaanimals.org.

Arlington

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.

Raccoons on Scaffold

Crystal Dr., June 7. Animal Control rescued a family of raccoons from a three-story scaffold in a construction area at Crystal City shopping area. The raccoons were released nearby.

Fawn Sought on Highway

Route 66 West, June 8. Animal Control responded to several calls about a fawn seen between the Sycamore Street and Fairfax Drive exits of westbound Route 66. Officers were unable to capture the deer, slightly larger than a beagle. On different occasions, it had been seen drinking water and lying in a gully. The fawn might have been orphaned and was not expected to survive on its own. Anyone who sees the fawn is asked to call Animal Control at 703-931-9241.

Animal Events for Kids

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will host Kids' Days from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9, 16, 23 and 30. Event themes include how to be a responsible pet owner, animal care, training a pet, animal care careers and more. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for children; preregistration is required. For more information, call 703-931-9241, Ext. 246, or visit the Web site www.awla.org.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE