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Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

Examination goes awry: Duke St., 2600 block, March 13. A dog bit a veterinarian’s finger while being examined.

In good health, still noisy: S. Pickett St., 200 block, March 13. Responding to a report about two barking dogs that were kept in a garage during cold temperatures, animal control officers discovered that the garage had heaters.

The claws came out: Shooters Ct., 100 block, March 14. A woman seeking treatment reported that she was scratched by a cat while breaking up a fight between two of her own cats.

How much was that doggie? Duke St., 4500 block, March 15. Alexandria Police picked up a stray dog that was found in a shopping center and dropped it off at the shelter. An owner was located.

Play turns painful: King St., 4300 block, March 16. A person was bitten on the lip after playing with a friend’s dog who became excited.

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241 or go to www.awla.org.

Samaritan saves the day: Roberts Lane, 3600 block, March 11. Responding to a report about two dogs running loose, an animal control officer found the dogs’ owner searching for them. The owner then received a call from animal control that a good Samaritan had found the dogs and confined them in a park.

Fox news: Lorcom Lane, 2800 block, 2:20 a.m. March 12. Animal control received a call about sounds from an animal in distress and told the caller that it was most likely a fox searching for a mate.

Be aware of leash regulations: North Danville and 11th St., March 13 to 14. Animal control received numerous complaints about dogs off-leash in the area. Callers were told that the area is patrolled regularly and that violators will be issued a summons.

19th annual Walk for the Animals: Registration is open for a three-mile walk or a one-mile stroll at 10:30 a.m. May 10 at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington County. www.awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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