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

Injured Cat Takes a Leap

LOVETTSVILLE, Park Place, Sept. 1. A resident reported an injured cat in his back yard. When an animal control officer arrived, the cat leapt over the fence and could not be found. The officer left a cat carrier with the homeowner.

Two Stray Dogs Taken to Shelter

HAMILTON, Eudora Lane, Sept. 2. An animal control officer responding to a report of two puppies running loose confined two small black Lab-Catahoula mix dogs. The dogs had no identification and were taken to the animal shelter.

Injured Skunk Euthanized

LEESBURG, Dry Mill Road, Sept. 2. A resident reported that a skunk was curled up by a wall in a basement and that it did not move when approached. An animal control officer determined that the skunk had fallen about 15 feet and was disoriented and injured. The officer took the skunk to the shelter, where it was euthanized because of its injuries.

Loose Dogs Are Returned Home

STERLING, Country Road, Sept. 3. A resident confined two dogs that had been running loose. An animal control officer found two coonhound-type dogs, identified their owner through their county licenses and took them home.

Retriever Reunited With Owner

STERLING, Brookfield Circle, last Sunday. An animal control officer responding to a report of a stray dog confined in a home found a golden retriever wearing an electric fence collar but no identification. The officer took the dog to the animal shelter. The next day, the dog's owner filed a lost animal report and reclaimed the dog.