Furry fighter escapes scene: N. Alfred St., 300 block, Feb. 6. Animal control officers responded to a call from a woman who was scratched by a stray cat while breaking up an altercation between it and her cat. They could not find the stray.
Deer not born to be wild: Wheeler Avenue, 5900 block, and Fendall Avenue, unit block, Feb. 7. Officers found a deer that was trapped in an enclosed parking lot and released it to the wild. Later that evening, the same deer was found in the back yard of a residence. It was relocated to a park.
Dogs get cold, too: Wilkes St., 1200 block, Feb. 9. An officer issued a warning to an owner who had left a dog outside without adequate shelter.
Another suspect on the lam: E. Maple St., unit block, Feb. 9. Responding to a report of a dogfight between someone’s pet and a stray, officers could not find the stray.
Reunited: Mount Vernon Ave., unit block, Feb. 10. An animal control officer picked up a stray dog that a resident had confined and took it to the shelter. The dog’s owner was located, and he bought a city dog license and reclaimed the pet.
Hazardous contents inside: N. Paxton St., 900 block, Feb. 12. An animal control officer responded to a report of a dog that bit a mail carrier through the door’s mail slot. The mail carrier received minor injuries, and the dog was placed on a 10-day home quarantine.
For raccoons, all’s well that ends well: S. 23rd St., 1600 block, Feb. 1. An animal control officer removed two healthy raccoons that were trapped in a residence’s window well and released them in another location.
Basking and breaking in the light: N. Lincoln St., 800 block, Feb. 4. An officer responding to a call about a squirrel trapped in the globe of a streetlamp found that the animal had managed to escape but damaged the lamp in the process, causing a safety risk. Arlington County Environmental Services was contacted for repair.
Office ungulate: Wilson Blvd., 1100 block, Feb. 5. Responding to numerous calls about a camel out in cold weather in the Rosslyn area, an officer found a healthy camel in the care of a handler. According to news reports that day, the animal was brought to a business plaza in honor of “hump day.”