The following were among cases 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. It is closed today for Thanksgiving. 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.

Squirrel Bites Woman

FAIRFAX ST. S., 500 block, Nov. 9. A woman reported she had been bitten on the finger by an injured squirrel she'd found in her back yard. Animal control retrieved the squirrel and euthanized it. The animal tested negative for rabies.

Injured Cat Euthanized

MYRTLE ST. W., 1 to 100 block, Nov. 10. Animal control picked up an injured black-and-white cat that might have been hit by a car. The cat was taken to an animal hospital and, because its injuries were severe, was euthanized.

Arlington

The following were among cases 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. The shelter is closed today for Thanksgiving and open from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow. 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.

Woman Reunited With Schnauzer

23RD ST. N., 6000 block, Nov. 14. A woman called animal control to report that her 12-year-old male miniature schnauzer was missing. The next day, animal control received several phone calls about a stray schnauzer. A woman who spotted the schnauzer in the 6300 block of North 19th Street kept an eye on it until the owner, alerted by animal control, arrived and claimed the dog. Animal control advises owners to file lost-pet reports promptly so they can quickly be reunited with their pets.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS