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.
Apartment Full of Pets Inspected
DUKE ST., 5200 block, Sept. 28. Investigating a report of a foul odor from an apartment, animal control found cats, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs and birds in the home. Animal control left after a resident said she worked for a pet store and temporarily fosters orphaned animals until they are old enough for adoption.
Bird Behind Fireplace Screen
WOLFE ST., 1-100 block, Sept. 26. Animal control received a call about a bird behind a fireplace screen at a home. An officer netted it and released it outside.
Stray Parakeet Impounded
YOAKUM PKWY., 200 block, Oct. 1. Animal control received a call about an injured parakeet found at a condominium complex. The blue-and-white bird was taken to the city shelter, where it was determined to be uninjured and made available for adoption.
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.
Dachshund Surrendered, Adopted
SEVENTH RD. S., 5600 block, Sept. 20. An animal control officer investigated a report about a dachshund that appeared to have been abandoned outside a house when the occupants moved. The officer found the animal without food or water. The officer contacted the pet owner, who said she returned daily to feed it. She surrendered the dog to animal control, and it was adopted Oct. 2.
Tame Rabbit Found in Yard
POWHATTAN ST. N., 2100 block, Oct. 5. Animal control received a call about a domestic rabbit in the front yard of a residence. An officer recommended that the caller put a laundry basket over the tame animal so that it could not escape. The caller confined the rabbit until the officer arrived and took it to the county shelter to be held as a stray. No lost-pet reports matching the lop-eared rabbit's description had been filed.
-- Compiled by KATHY ORTON