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.
Lost Texas Dog Found in Virginia
NORTH ARMISTEAD ST., Oct. 31. A man found a Chihuahua mix that had been missing from Texas and took it to the Alexandria shelter. Animal control determined the identity of the dog's owner through its rabies tag. The owner said the dog was lost a month ago and was surprised it was in Virginia. The dog was held at the shelter until the owner could arrange to obtain the animal.
Bat in Light Fixture
SEMINARY RD., 4900 block, Nov. 3. A brown bat was found in a light fixture in an apartment building hallway. Animal control took it to the city shelter for rabies testing. Test results were unavailable.
The following was 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.
Sick Cat Euthanized
OXFORD ST. S, 2500 block, Nov. 6. Animal control received a call about a sick stray cat that was having trouble walking. Animal control took the gray and white cat to a veterinarian, who said its symptoms possibly indicated rabies. The cat, which was about 15 years old, was euthanized, and results of a rabies test were pending.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS