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

Dog Has Inadequate Shelter

PURCELLVILLE, Hillsboro Road, Nov. 26. An animal control officer found a dog chained to a tree beside a frozen pond and a dog house that was too small. The owner agreed to move the dog into a barn until proper shelter could be provided.

Cat Treated, Taken to Shelter

STERLING, Canyon Square, last Sunday. An animal control officer responding to a report of an injured stray cat found that the collar on the black and white female cat had become imbedded in skin behind its shoulder blades. The wound was infected, so the cat was taken to a veterinary clinic, where it was treated. It was then taken to the animal shelter. Reports of lost animals were checked, but no match was found.

Man Fatally Shoots Rottweiler

LEESBURG, Temple Hall Lane, last Sunday. A man told animal control that he fatally shot a Rottweiler that was a threat to his livestock. The man told an officer that the dog had tried to get into his livestock several times that day and that he had tried to chase it away. He said that when he saw the dog enter the area where his calves are kept, he shot it. The dog was wearing a collar but had no identification. At the animal shelter, reports of lost animals were checked, but no match was found.

Owner Claims Stray Dog

ASHBURN, Fultonham Circle, last Sunday. Responding to a report of a stray dog, animal control found a large male Labrador retriever wearing a collar with a county license. The owner was located and reclaimed the dog at the animal shelter.

Dog Tempted by Treat

LEESBURG, Spring Hill Square, Tuesday. A child who was holding a brownie above a dog was scratched on the head as the dog jumped for the treat. The child was taken to a doctor, who confirmed that the child had been scratched but not bitten. With that determination, and because the dog was not being aggressive at the time of the incident, animal control closed the case.