Attacking dog still on the lam: West Braddock Rd., 1400 block, Nov. 4. Responding to a report of a loose dog attacking a man and his dog, an animal control officer met the victim, who had taken his dog to an animal hospital. The man received minor lacerations, and his dog had a bite wound on its ear.
Scan before you sit: Dewitt Ave., 1000 block, Nov. 17. An officer removed a rat from a toilet bowl in a residence and released it outdoors.
Goodwill saves owl: Four Mile Run Dr. and South Columbia Pike, Nov. 19. A good Samaritan took an owl that had been struck by a car to the shelter. The screech owl was taken to a rehabilitator.
Flying squirrels grounded: North 28th St., 6900 block, Nov. 18. Animal control referred a resident to a humane wildlife control firm to remove flying squirrels from a chimney, which would then be capped to prevent nesting.
Good week in the humane wildlife control business: South Inge St., 2700 block, Nov. 16. Responding to a report of animal sounds in a closet, animal control set traps but caught nothing. Officers referred the family to a humane wildlife control firm, which was set to remove any pests and fix home construction flaws.