The following cases were handled recently by Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. For information, call 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406 or visit

Workers Help Deer Escape Hole

LEESBURG, Ripken Way, June 2. A small deer fell into a sinkhole at a construction site. An animal control officer helped construction workers dig a ramp to the surface. The deer used the ramp to exit the hole uninjured.

Bat Removed From Child's Room

LEESBURG, Belmont Drive, June 5. A man reported a bat in his child's bedroom. An animal control officer removed a small brown bat from the home and took it to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized and held for rabies testing by the Health Department.

Sheltie Rescued From Hot Car

LEESBURG, Edwards Ferry Rd, June 6. A small sheltie dog was left in a car in a shopping center parking lot. The car windows were partially open, but the temperature inside was 119.8 degrees. The dog was in distress, so an animal control officer, with assistance from the Leesburg Police Department, seized it and took it to the Animal Emergency Hospital. The dog was treated and released to the animal shelter, where it will be held in protective custody pending a hearing.

Dog Taken to Shelter

BLUEMONT, Foggy Bottom Road, June 6. A small white dog was reported running loose. An animal control officer found a 10-year-old female cocker spaniel/poodle mix with no identification and took it to the shelter. Reports of lost animals were checked, but no matches were found.

Dog Kills Raccoon

LEESBURG, Mount Gilead Road, June 7. A man said his dog had killed a raccoon in his driveway. An animal control officer picked up the raccoon for rabies testing by the Health Department for rabies.