Relocating is illegal: S. Lorton St., 2000 block, July 18. A resident had trapped an opossum in a Have-A-Heart trap and requested to remove the animal. An animal control officer told the resident about the laws regarding relocating animals and released the opossum from the trap.
Alone in the park: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, 11 p.m. July 18. An animal control officer picked up a mixed breed from a woman who had found the abandoned dog in a dog park and took it to the shelter.
Nestled in a box: S. Sixth St., 2000 block, July 22. Responding to a call about squirrels in a nest that a repairman had discovered inside a cable box, an animal control officer advised the resident to place the animals in a box and return them next to where they were found so that their mother could find them.