Four-legged friends were freezing: S. Fairfax St., 500 block, Jan. 8. Animal control officers warned an owner about leaving two dogs in a back yard in cold temperatures. Both were immediately taken indoors.
On to create a dynasty: Quaker Hill Lane, 1100 block, Jan. 9. Responding to a report about an injured duck in water, animal control officers could not capture the bird, which flew away.
Hairy student excels at recess: Polk Ave., 5000 block, Jan. 9. An owner was issued a citation for allowing a dog to run loose on school property.
Gimme shelter: N. Columbus St., 500 block, Jan. 9. Animal control officers took three dogs for safekeeping from an owner whose basement had flooded.
Park that bark: Boyce Dr., 5500 block, Jan. 10. An animal control officer responding to a report about a barking dog found the owner, who resolved the problem.
A painful confinement: N. Ridgeview Rd., 2500 block, Jan. 8. An animal control officer picked up a bat from a woman who had put it in a box. The male silver-haired bat had suffered a torn wing during captivity and was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
One squirming bag, 13 surprises: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, Jan. 9. A man at a park found an insulated bag containing 13 domestic rats being bred as pets and took the animals to the shelter. Some were held for adoption, and others were transferred to a rescue group.
Rabbit dies from head trauma: N. 22nd St., 2100 block, Jan. 8. An officer picked up a wild rabbit that had been hit by a car and took it to the shelter, where it was humanely euthanized.
Stray finds shelter, via 10-day quarantine: S. Joyce St., 1200 block, Jan. 10. An officer picked up a stray cat that had been confined in a carrier and bitten the person who found it, who required medical care.
Excited to be reunited: S. Queen St., 2300 block, Jan. 14. An officer picked up a stray hound dog from the home of a person who found it. En route to the league, the dog’s owners flagged down the officer’s vehicle.