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 www.loudoun.gov/animals.
Microchip Identifies Dog
ASHBURN, Hamilton Chapel Terrace, Dec. 2. Animal control picked up a neutered Shiba Inu that was running loose. The dog was not wearing identification, so it was taken to the animal shelter, where a microchip was found. Shelter employees traced its owner, who reclaimed the dog.
Horse Kills Raccoon
LEESBURG, Cochran Mill Road, Dec. 3. Animal control investigated a report of a horse fatally stomping a raccoon. The horse had current rabies vaccinations, but its owner was concerned because the raccoon's blood was on her, her son and the horse. The county health department planned to test the raccoon for rabies.
Possible Rabies Exposure
ALDIE, New Mountain Road, Dec. 3. Animal control found an injured raccoon confined under a trash can. The raccoon was taken to a veterinary clinic, where it was euthanized because of its injuries. The county health department planned to test it for rabies because of clinic staffers' possible exposure.
Injured Cat Euthanized
SOUTH RIDING, Freedom Street, last Sunday. A large, yellow male domestic shorthair was picked up by animal control and taken to an animal emergency hospital. The cat was euthanized because of severe head injuries.
Fox Found Trapped Is Euthanized
LEESBURG, Evergreen Mills Road, last Sunday. A red fox was found trapped and injured in an abandoned house, entangled in a piece of fabric and hanging from a knocked-out second-story window. It appeared to animal control that the fox had been in this condition for several days. The fox was taken to the animal shelter, where it was euthanized because of the extent of its injuries.