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

Search for Dog Ends Happily

BLUEMONT, Snickersville Turnpike, Aug. 6. An animal control officer responded to a call from a sheriff's deputy who needed help with a dog that two residents had found. As the officer was trying to confine the dog, its owners arrived and said they had been looking for it for two hours.

Dogs Freed From Under Shed

STERLING, Larch Court, Aug. 6. Three small dogs were trapped under a shed. An animal control officer requested help from members of the Loudoun County fire and rescue department, who cut a three-foot hole in the shed's floor so the dogs could get out.

Snake Found in Living Room

ASHBURN, Kimberly Anne Court, last Sunday. An animal control officer responding to a report of a snake in a home found a black snake in the living room and released it outdoors.

Woman Bitten by Opossum

LEESBURG, King Street, Tuesday. A woman reported that she had been bitten by an injured opossum she had brought home. An animal control officer examined two puncture wounds on her finger and took the opossum to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized so the health department could test it for rabies.

Two Geese Hit by Car, Killed

ASHBURN, Ashburn Village Boulevard, Tuesday. A goose was reported to have been hit by a vehicle. An animal control officer found that two geese had been hit and killed.