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 www.loudoun.gov/animals.
Baby Rabbit Found
LEESBURG, Forbes Court, Aug. 1. A resident found a baby domestic rabbit and took it home. An animal control officer picked up the small brown and white rabbit, which was about 2 months old, and took it to the animal shelter because it had no tag to indicate an owner.
Dog in Car Results in Warning
STERLING, Pidgeon Hill Drive, Aug 1. An animal control officer investigated a report of a dog confined in a vehicle. The owner said she had stopped to visit friends before going to work. The officer determined that the temperature inside the car was 92 degrees, but the windows were rolled all the way down and the dog could get out of the vehicle. The officer advised the woman of the laws pertaining to dogs confined in vehicles on hot days, issued a warning and gave her educational material.
Sick Raccoon Is Euthanized
PAEONIAN SPRINGS, Hidden Hills Lane, Aug. 1. A resident reported that a raccoon under a parked van was staggering and lethargic. An animal control officer found a sickly juvenile raccoon and took it to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized because of its condition. No contact with humans or domestic animals was reported.
Dead Skunk to Get Rabies Test
LEESBURG, Elk Run Court, Aug. 2. A resident said she thought her dog had killed a skunk in her yard. An animal control officer confirmed that the dog had a current rabies vaccination. The officer took the dead skunk away so that the Health Department could test it for rabies.
Badly Injured Cat Retrieved
PURCELLVILLE, Berlin Turnpike, Aug. 3. An injured cat was reported at Patrick Henry College. An animal control officer picked up a male orange tabby domestic shorthair with severe injuries and took it to Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates for treatment.