AlexandriaNo report was provided by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for today's Extra. For information, call 703-838-4774. ArlingtonThis was among cases handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. The shelter is open from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays except Tuesdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241. The league's Web site is

Woman Is Lucky to Claim CatCOUNTY SHELTER,Arlington Mill Dr. S., 2600 block, Feb. 16. A woman called the shelter after seeing her missing cat listed for adoption at the Arlington Animal Welfare League's Web site. The woman claimed the animal after providing veterinary records as proof of ownership. Fortunately, no one had adopted the cat, which was found Feb. 10 with no ID at North Harrison Street and Yorktown Boulevard, near its owner's home. The woman said the pet was an indoor-outdoor cat that had not returned from its last outing. The league holds animals without an ID for five days before making them available for adoption; animals with an ID are held 10 days. Animal control advises owners to notify the league as soon as they realize that a pet is missing. Low-Cost Neutering and ShotsLow-income owners of dogs and cats may register at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for the Washington Humane Society's spay-neuter clinic on Feb. 27. The animals will be taken from the Arlington league to the D.C. society and returned the same day. The fee for spaying or neutering is $25; distemper and rabies vaccinations are $10; and microchip IDs are free. To register, call 703-931-9241, Ext. 246, or e-mail

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS