Alexandria

The following were 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.

Injured Opossum Dies

MASONIC VIEW AVE., 1-100 block, Aug. 21. Investigating a report, an animal control officer found an injured opossum with two baby opossums by a bush. The officer took the animals to the city shelter, where the mother died of internal injuries. The healthy babies were released to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Cat Left in Front of House

ELLISWORTH ST., 1-100 block, Aug. 24. A resident reported that a black cat had been abandoned in a box in front of the resident's house. The cat was taken to the city shelter and held as a stray.

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.

Cat Falls 16 Stories, Dies

CLARENDON BLVD., 2200 block, Sept. 1. Investigating a report that a cat had fallen from the 16th floor of a building, an animal control officer found it dead. At the owner's request, the body was taken to the county shelter for disposal.

Cat Carries Dove Into House

ARLINGTON MILL DR., 2600 block, Sept. 2. A mourning dove was surrendered to the county shelter by a woman whose cat had attacked it and carried it into her house. The dove was missing its tail feathers and most of its wing feathers, and it had several wounds on its back. The bird was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

-- Compiled by KATHY ORTON