The following were among cases received recently by Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406 or visit the Web site www.loudoun.gov/animals.
Stray Kittens Brought to Shelter
ALDIE, Tail Race Road, Oct. 12. Animal control officers responded to a complaint of screaming kittens in a barn, but they heard no screaming, and the owner was not home. In a follow-up phone conversation, the owner said several stray cats frequented her yard, including several kittens. She said she had been trying to trap the adults. The woman brought several of the kittens to the shelter the next day. They were not weaned, suffered from severe infections and were euthanized.
Dog Kills Groundhog
ASHBURN, Tobacco Square, Oct. 13. A man reported that his dog had killed a groundhog. An animal control officer took the groundhog to the animal shelter and notified the health department. The groundhog tested negative for rabies.
Spaniel Goes to School
PURCELLVILLE, Nursery Avenue, Oct 15. An animal control officer responded to a report of an injured Brittany spaniel that had been found and confined at Emerick Elementary School.
The dog had a small abrasion on its lower lip but was otherwise in good health. The owner was found inside the school, and she reclaimed her dog.
Man Accused of Killing Cat
LEESBURG, Wild Dunes Court, Oct. 15. An animal control officer and sheriff's deputies responded to a report that a man had stomped on and killed a cat. Witnesses at the residence said the man had put the 14-year-old cat in a small trash can and stomped on it several times. A family member heard the noise and ran to the cat's aid. The cat died on the way to a vet's office. Charges were pending.
Dog's Owner Arrested
LEESBURG, Broadspear Terrace, Monday. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of an animal control officer at the scene of an arrest.
A woman who was being arrested on charges of public drunkenness had an Afghan hound with her. The animal control officer took the dog to the animal shelter, and its owner reclaimed it when she was released.