Vehicle strikes, kills dog: S. Whiting St., 200 block, Jan. 30. Responding to the scene where a dog was hit by a car, animal control officers found that the animal was already dead.
Hunter becomes the hunted: Uline Ave., 4000 block, Jan. 30. Officers captured a dog that was chasing people. The owner, who had left a gate open, was given a warning.
Dog park goes to the . . . : N. Royal St., 900 block, Feb. 2. Responding to a report of a dog biting a woman and her dog in a dog park, officers located the owner of the biting dog and placed the pet under quarantine.
Treacherous nature walk: N. Ripley St., 100 block, Feb. 2. An officer responded to a report of a woman walking along a trail who was bitten by a dog whose owner could not restrain it. The dog was placed under quarantine.
Dog sparks a sprint: Edsall Rd., 6000 block, Feb. 2. Animal control officers responded to a report of a jogger who was bitten by a dog after running behind the owner and startling the pet. The dog was placed under quarantine.
Biting the hand that feeds: Cameron Station Blvd., unit block, Feb. 3. Officers placed a dog under quarantine after the animal bit its owner.
Help homeless animals find a valentine: Pets adopted at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s Valentine’s Day adoption party, which will include dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday will go home with a gift bag, and some animals will have adoption fees waived. Adopted animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. For information, call 703-746-4774 or visit www.alexandria
Squirrel euthanized: S. Quincy St., 1700 block, Jan. 29. An animal control officer removed a squirrel with a broken leg from the crevice of a tree. The animal was euthanized.
Loose pit bull fetches fines: S. Pollard St., 2100 block, Jan. 30. Men in a truck flagged down animal control officers about a pit bull running loose. The officers couldn’t find the animal, but it was reported to be confined in a dog park. The officers picked up the animal and took it to the shelter, where its owner was found through the dog’s ID tags.
Chimney service needed: S. 26th St., 800 block, Jan. 31. A woman reported an animal in her fireplace. An officer inspecting it found a partial skeleton of a baby raccoon in ashes.
“Be Mine” adoptions: The Animal Welfare League is offering cats, rabbits and other small animals for adoption from noon to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the shelter, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. $14 fee includes spay or neuter surgery, an AIDS test, vaccinations, an ID tag and a microchip. For information, visit www.awla.org.