The following cases were handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services to Alexandria. The shelter is open from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. (Animals are unavailable for adoption Wednesdays.) 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.
Cat, Kitten at Recycling Yard
EISENHOWER AVE., 4100 block, Oct. 29. A black-and-white cat and its 6-week-old kitten were found huddled together in an abandoned filing cabinet at a recycling yard near the city shelter. They were taken to the shelter, where they were to be held as strays.
Wildlife Gets Into Homes
LA SALLE AVE., 4500 block, Oct. 30. Animal control was asked to pick up an opossum found in a dining room. The animal was released in a wooded area.
KING ST., 1300 block, Oct. 30. A squirrel ran into an apartment. Animal control netted it and released it outdoors.
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.
Sick Cat Found After 33 Days
FIFTH ST. N., 3900 block, Oct. 28. Investigating a report of a cat in distress, an animal control officer found an ailing short-haired tabby on a sidewalk. The officer wrapped the 16-year-old animal in a blanket and took it to a veterinarian, who recognized it and treated it for low body temperature and low blood pressure.
The animal had been missing for 33 days when it was found. It was reunited with its owner, who had filed a lost-pet report at the county shelter. The cat, which had diabetes and heart problems, was transferred to another veterinarian. The owner reported that it was recovering.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS