No report was available from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for today's Extra. For information, call 703-838-4774.


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

Tenant Concerned About Bats

ORME ST. S., 800 block, July 16. An Animal Control officer investigated a report of a bat infestation in the attic of a house. A tenant said that bats had been seen in the living areas of the house for three years, although the landlord had tried several times to resolve the problem.

The officer informed the landlord of the risks associated with bats, primarily their potential to transmit rabies. The landlord then arranged for a trapping company to get rid of them.

Orphaned Rabbits in Yard

ARLINGTON MILL DR., 2600 block, July 16. Two orphaned baby rabbits were found in a yard in Oakton, and a neighbor took them to the Arlington shelter. The rabbits were transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator, who will care for them until they are old enough to be released.

Children's Animal Event

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will host Kids' Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Activities and discussions will focus on backyard wildlife and what to do when encountering a sick or injured wild animal. Wildlife rehabilitators will discuss their work helping animals. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for children; preregistration is required. For more information, call 703-931-9241, Ext. 246, or visit

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE