The following were among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-838-4774.
Injured Hawk Grounded
KEY DR., 1 to 100 block, June 3. An animal control officer captured a red-shouldered hawk unable to fly and took it to the city shelter. The bird had a broken wing and was released to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Stray Kitten in Foster Care
LURAY AVE., 500 block, June 1. A newborn kitten was found in an alley, and an animal control officer took it to the city shelter. It was put in foster care.
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.
Cat Rescued From Ledge
16TH ST. S., 2600 block, June 1. A cat walked through a window opening in a wall. On the other side was a ledge above a deep stairwell leading to a basement. An officer stuck a pole through the window to catch and rescue the animal. The cat was returned to its owner.
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