No report was received 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

Puppy Hit by Car

SOUTH DINWIDDIE ST., 2400 block, July 20. An 8-month-old husky mix escaped from its yard, ran into traffic and was hit by a car. After an animal control officer arrived to investigate, the dog's owner appeared but was unable to transport the dog. The officer put the dog on a stretcher and took it to a veterinarian. The dog was euthanized because of its injuries.

Dead Squirrel in Patio Area

NORTH 34TH RD., 4700 block, July 26. An animal control officer removed a dead squirrel that was stuck beneath a gutter drain at a patio and took it to the county shelter for disposal.

Dog Lost in Storm Is Found

NORTH 34TH RD., 2100 block, July 27. An unleashed golden retriever bolted from its owner during a storm. Later that evening, the dog was found as a stray, and an animal control officer took it to the county shelter. The dog was wearing a collar but no identification tags. The owner, who called the shelter and described the pet, was told that it had been picked up. The owner bought an identification tag at a pet store and claimed the dog the next day.

-- Compiled by KATHY ORTON