The following case was handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the Alexandria animal shelter and provides animal control services to the city. The shelter is open from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-838-4774. The league's Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org.
Man and Lab Reunited
SPRINGFIELD AREA, Backlick Rd., 9000 block, Oct. 15. A woman found a stray Labrador retriever in Fairfax County and took it to the Alexandria shelter. The dog's owner, a Woodbridge man identified through the animal's expired rabies tag, was contacted. He claimed the dog, which he said had been stolen by an acquaintance last year.
The following case was 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 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.
Python Visits a Neighbor
BUCHANAN ST. S., 900 block, Oct. 7. A man found a two-foot-long python on a windowsill in his apartment. An animal control officer caught the animal with snake tongs and put it in a pillowcase. The officer took the snake to its owner, a neighbor, and discovered a hole in the cover of the reptile's aquarium. The snake's owner agreed to repair it.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS