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.
LEESBURG, Canby Road, Aug. 26. An animal control officer responding to a report of a possibly rabid raccoon found a young raccoon eating nuts in the front yard of a home. The raccoon had discharge from its eyes and appeared to be congested. The officer captured the raccoon and was taking it to a vet when the animal began having seizures. It was euthanized because of its poor condition.
HAMILTON, E. Colonial Highway, Aug. 26. A dog was reported running loose. An animal control officer found a yellow Labrador retriever wearing identification on its collar and took the dog home to its owner.
ASHBURN, Sprucegrove Square, Aug. 29. A resident said a dog's owner was not picking up the animal's waste. An animal control officer met with the dog's owner, who said that her son usually walked the dog and that she thought he picked up the waste. The officer advised her of the laws regarding waste removal and issued a warning.
HAMILTON, E. Colonial Highway, Aug. 29. A man said he had confined a cat that had jumped into his second-story window and attacked him and his dogs. An animal control officer found that the man had two small scratches on his back and that his dogs appeared to be uninjured. The officer found a large black tomcat that had cuts and abrasions on its face, neck and back. It had difficulty breathing and appeared to be disoriented. The officer took the cat to the animal hospital, where it was euthanized because of its poor condition. The cat was to be tested for rabies.
LEESBURG, Lawson Road, Aug. 29. An animal control officer responding to a report of an injured weasel found a white adult ferret with a large tumor on its tail. The officer took the ferret to the animal hospital for treatment. Reports of lost animals were checked, but no match was found.