These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. 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 .

Waiting for results: S. 28th St., 3300 block, Aug. 7. Animal control officers captured a bat inside a residence that had contact with a resident. It was submitted for rabies testing.

Squirrel bites while treated: Commonwealth Ave., 1000 block, Aug. 7. Officers picked up an injured flying squirrel and took it to a veterinarian’s office, where it bit an employee.

Dog bites a thumb: Tobacco Quay, 500 block, Aug. 8. An owner was attempting to put a leash on a dog when it bit another person. A report was taken.

Impatient dog bites: Duke St., 2600 block, Aug. 9. A dog and its owner were waiting in a veterinarian’s lobby when it bit a person. A report was taken.

Dog dies: N. West St., 700 block, Aug. 10. A dog was hit by a car and died at the scene.

Pedestrian bit: Taney Ave., 4000 block, Aug. 10. A dog that was being walked bit a passerby. A report was taken.

Uninvited guest: S. Columbus St., 500 block, Aug. 12. A bat was captured from a residence and submitted for rabies testing.

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.

Finding a home: Smith Blvd., 2400 block, July 15. A man picked up a German shepherd that was loose in the Rockville area and called animal control. An officer took the dog to the shelter, where it was held as a stray and recently adopted.

Gone the next day: N. Park Dr., 100 block, Aug. 2. An animal control officer responding to a call about a young raccoon in a back yard placed the animal in an open crate near a shed to allow its mother to find it.

Finally leaving: N. 31st St., 4300 block, Aug. 5. A woman called about three deer inside her six-foot-tall fenced yard. Animal control suggested that she open the gate. The woman declined. When an officer arrived, the deer had managed to escape.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus