Stray Dog Held at Shelter
LOVETTSVILLE, Downy Mill Road, Aug. 16. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog that had been confined in a resident's yard. The dog did not have identification tags, and a scan at the animal shelter found no microchip or tattoo. The dog will be held for 10 days before being put up for adoption.
Sick Owner Reclaims Dog
POINT OF ROCKS, Route 15, Aug. 17. A Florida man had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital, leaving his shepherd mix inside his vehicle. A Loudoun County sheriff's deputy had an animal control officer take the dog to the animal shelter, where the owner reclaimed it.
Doberman Left in Hot Car
STERLING, Potomac Run Plaza, Aug. 18. While responding to another call about a dog in a hot vehicle, an animal control officer saw a Doberman pinscher inside a Chevy Tahoe in front of a Sterling bookstore. The temperature outdoors was 85, and the temperature inside the vehicle was 89. The officer advised the dog's owner of the laws about animals in hot vehicles and issued a summons for the owner to appear in court in October.
Inadequate Shelter for Dog
STERLING, Bourne Terrace, Aug. 21. An animal control officer responded to a complaint that a dog was underweight and tied under a deck in a back yard. A relative of the dog's owner let the officer into the yard. The dog was in excellent condition, but its tether was too short, and its doghouse did not have a platform or bedding. The officer advised the relative of the violations and left a notice for the owner.
Wild Snake Released
ASHBURN, Kittanning Square, Aug. 21. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reported a snake in a home. An animal control officer found a small garter snake and released it into the wild.