Unleashed dogs attack: Mount Vernon Ave., 3100 block, April 9. Animal control received a report about a dog that was attacked by two other dogs. The injured animal was taken to a veterinarian,who treated the dog for minor wounds. A responding animal control officer met with one of the attacking dogs’ owners, who explained that her pets had escaped from a truck while her husband moved furniture. The couple reimbursed the injured dog’s owner for veterinarian costs and promised to keep their animals on leashes. Animal Welfare League of Alexandria reminds residents that all dogs must be leashed when outside unless in their own fenced yard or in one of the city’s specifically designated dog parks.
Children save baby rabbits: N. Upton St., 1300 block, March 22. Two children found a pair of baby rabbits, one on a curb and other nearly in the sewer. They took the animals to a man in the neighborhood known for tending to wildlife. The neighbor transported the rabbits to a shelter, where they were transferred to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. There, the rabbits will be cared for until they can be released.