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.
Hook Removed From Duck's Bill
YALE DR., 100 block, Aug. 3. Animal control received a report of a duck walking with a hook in its bill. An officer removed the hook without injuring the bird.
Opossum in Window Well
WOLFE ST., 300 block, July 30. Animal control removed an opossum trapped in a window well and relocated it.
Dead Rabbit Found in Yard
PATRICK ST. N., 600 block, Aug. 1. Animal control picked up a dead rabbit found in a back yard and took it to the city shelter for disposal.
Injured Mouse Euthanized
TERRY PL., 3900 block, Aug. 3. Animal control picked up an injured mouse found in a front yard and took it to the city shelter, where it was euthanized because of its injuries.
The following were 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.
Injured Goose Caught in Lot
CARLIN SPRINGS RD. S., 600 block, July 28. Investigating a report, an animal control officer found a Canada goose unable to fly, with two healthy geese, in a parking lot. The officer chased the injured bird, cornered it and put it into a large crate. The goose was taken to the county shelter, then transferred to a wildlife rehabilitation center, where it will stay until it is well enough to be released.
Animal League Booth at Fair
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will host a booth with pictures of adoptable dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas and other animals from 7 to 10 p.m. next Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Arlington County Fair. The booth will also provide information on animals. The fair will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Animal control advises the public not to bring pets. However, any dog taken to the fair must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS