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

Deer Falls Into Basement

STERLING, Sanderson Drive, June 16. A deer fell through a window into the basement of a home and could not get its footing on the slippery floor. An animal control officer examined the buck, which had two minor cuts on one of its legs. The officer tranquilized the deer and took it to an unpopulated area. The officer monitored the deer until it was fully alert and able to return to the wild.

Shepherd Mix Taken to Shelter

ALDIE, Oatlands Road, June 17. A woman reported that there was a husky-type dog on her property that growled when she tried to approach. An animal control officer caught the 2-year-old male Australian shepherd mix and took it to the animal shelter. The dog had no identifying tags or microchip. Lost-animal reports were checked, but no matches were found.

Snake Found in Man's Home

LEESBURG, Lennon Court, June 17. A man reported that there was a snake in his home. An animal control officer caught the snake in a bathroom and released it in a wooded area.

Injured Cat Trapped

STERLING, Brethour Court, June 18. An animal control officer responded to a report of an injured cat running loose but could not find it. The officer set a trap and returned later to find that the cat had been caught. The cat had a large wound on its neck, and the officer took it to an animal hospital.

Dog Left in Parked Car

STERLING, Columbia Place, June 18. An animal control officer responded to a report of a dog left in a vehicle in the Wegmans parking lot. The dog's owner was returning to the vehicle as the officer arrived. The sunroof had been left open, and the dog did not appear to be in distress. The officer advised the owner of the danger of leaving pets in a closed vehicle.