Cat in engine dies: E. Glendale Ave., 500 block, April 9. Responding to a report of a cat that was trapped inside a vehicle, animal control officers found the animal entangled in the engine’s fan belt. The cat was euthanized.
Dog guards mail box: N. Fairfax St., 700 block, April 10. A dog bit a postal worker, causing a minor injury. A report was taken.
Not moving for a reason: Edison Ave., 3600 block, April 10. Officers responding to a report of an immobile opossum determined that the animal was severely ill and took it to the shelter. The opossum was euthanized.
Startled dog ruins jog: Century Dr., 100 block, April 12. A dog being walked by an owner bit a runner who approached from behind.
The wrong touch: Duke St., 2600 block, April 12. A dog bit an employee while it was being examined.
Play turns painful: Eisenhower Ave., 4500 block, April 13. Two dogs were playing with each other when one became aggressive and broke the skin on the other.
Dog embarrassed by haircut: Jefferson Davis Hwy., 3300 block, April 14. A dog slipped out of its leash while being groomed and bit the groomer.
Injured rabbit dies: E. Rosemont Ave., unit block, April 15. Animal control officers picked up a sick and severely injured rabbit and took it to the shelter. The rabbit was euthanized.
Opossum gets street smart: Interstate 66 westbound, April 15. An animal control officer captured an opossum that was trapped against the median of a highway.
Raccoon drops in, terrorizes household: N. 26th St., 6900 block, 2 p.m. April 12. An officer responded to a call from residents about a raccoon that had fallen through an attic’s pull-down staircase and was tearing apart the living room. The residents were in a bedroom until help arrived. The officer caught the animal and released it outdoors.
Saved from traffic: S. Edgewood St., 1700 block, April 6. An officer picked up a stray dog from a Good Samaritan who had found the animal near a roadway. The dog was taken to the shelter and returned to its owner.
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. awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.