The following case was handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services to Alexandria. 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.
Stray Husky Mix Impounded
WEST TAYLOR RUN PKWY., 600 block, Nov. 10. Animal control caught a gray-and-white husky mix running loose and took it to the city shelter. The shelter staff called the owner, whose phone number was on the dog's name tag. The owner couldn't explain how the dog had escaped and made arrangements to claim it.
Dog Exercise Areas
There are several exercise areas and fenced parks for dogs in Alexandria. Some fenced areas include Simpson Stadium Park, on Monroe Avenue; Montgomery Park, at Fairfax and First streets; and Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St.
Dogs using the areas must be at least 4 months old, licensed and vaccinated. They must wear an ID, and owners must keep their pets in view and dispose of dog waste in trash receptacles. Bites inflicted on a person or pet must be immediately reported to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
For information about the locations of other dog areas, visit the league's Web site, www.alexandriaanimals.org, or call the league at 703-838-4774.
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. 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.
Missing Dog in Unexpected Place
BARTON ST. N., 800 block, Oct. 31. Soon after receiving a report of a large dog on the roof of a house, animal control took a call from a woman who was frantic because she couldn't find her 4-year-old female German shepherd. When she gave her address, she was told to check her roof, where she saw her pet. The dog was unable to reenter a second-story bathroom window through which it had escaped.
A police officer, who happened to be in the neighborhood, climbed onto the roof and leashed the dog, which was panting heavily and appeared to be in distress. An animal control officer entered the bathroom and pulled the dog inside. The owner was advised to put a screen on the window and keep it closed.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS