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

Dead Hawk on Roadside

LOVETTSVILLE, Berlin Pike, July 24. A woman said she saw a gray and white cat curled up on the shoulder of Route 287 just north of Route 9 but could not tell whether it was alive. An animal control officer determined that the animal was a dead hawk.

Dog Owner Gets a Warning

ASHBURN, Ashburn Shopping Plaza, July 24. A dog was confined in a car in a restaurant parking lot. An animal control officer warned the owner that he could be cited for leaving an animal in a hot car. The owner said he was passing through the area and was unaware of the law. The man started the car and turned on the air conditioner for the dog while he finished his lunch.

Man Confines Unleashed Dog

WATERFORD, Loyalty Road, Monday. A man confined a small dog that had been running loose. An animal control officer found a white male spaniel mix with tan ears, about 1 year old. The dog had no identification and was taken to the animal shelter. Reports of lost dogs were checked, but no matches were found.

Sick Raccoon Is Euthanized

LEESBURG, Springfield Lane, Monday. A woman said a raccoon had been moving in circles in her neighborhood for about 30 minutes. An animal control officer found a thin, disoriented raccoon in front of a home. The officer took the raccoon to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized due to its poor condition. No people or pets were known to have been exposed to the raccoon.

Officer Removes Bat From Home

LEESBURG, Crestwood Street, Wednesday. A resident reported a bat or a bird in the bedroom of a home. An animal control officer found a small brown bat under a pile of clothing and took it to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized so it could be tested for rabies.