Alexandria

The following was 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.

Happy Ending for Lost Terrier

BELLEFONTE AVE. E., Aug. 5. Animal control picked up a terrier that had entered a house through a dog door and was discovered in the kitchen, wagging its tail. The terrier was taken to the city shelter, where a lost-pet report had been filed for it. The terrier was reunited with its owner.

Arlington

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.

Snake Surprises Driver

CLEVELAND ST. S., 1000 block, Aug. 6. Police called animal control after a woman reported she had seen a rat snake slither out her car window and under the hood while she was driving. An animal control officer was unable to find it. The woman was advised to call animal control if the snake appeared again.

Opossum's Nap Interrupted

SIXTH ST. N., 600 block, Aug. 11. A woman found an opossum sleeping in a window well while she was watering her flowerbed. An animal control officer netted the young opossum and released it in nearby woods.

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. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 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