From eviction to shelter: Seminary Rd., 4900 block, Aug. 13. Animal control officers picked up a cat during an eviction and took it to the shelter.
Bat dies: West Alexandria Ave., unit block, Aug. 14. Responding officers picked up a lethargic bat and took it to the shelter where it was euthanized.
Fox rescued and treated: Kings Court, 700 block, Aug. 14. Officers removed a fox that was trapped in a window well. The animal was suffering from severe mange and later transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Their word or mine? N. Washington St., 200 block, Aug. 14. Responding to a report of a dog off leash and unattended in front of a business, officers found the owner who said that the dog had been tethered and was never off leash. A report was taken.
Claimed the same day: Quantrell Ave., 5800 block, Aug. 16. Officers found two dogs loose in an apartment building but their owners were not home. The animals were taken to the shelter.
Friendly chap: W. Braddock Rd., 4700 block, Aug. 18. Officers spoke to an owner of a dog about it jumping onto a passerby while being walked, as well as a barking complaint. A report was taken.
Cats attack a bat: Aug. 19. Officers found a bat that was killed by two cats inside a home. The bat was tested for rabies.
Gate left open: N. Edison St., 1600 block, Aug. 12. Animal control picked up a stray dog and took it to the shelter. An owner picked up the lost dog that had escaped.
Bird dropped off: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, Aug. 14. A juvenile green heron with a leg injury was taken to the shelter and transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Quick recovery: S. 28th Rd., 4600 block, Aug. 15. A woman called animal control about an injured bird on the roadway. An officer observed that the stunned goldfinch may have struck a car. When it was approached, the bird flew away.
Falling down, flying up: S. Arlington Mill Dr., 2600 block, Aug. 15. A woman found a bird in the fireplace and took it to the shelter. The nestling chimney swift, only 12 days old, was seen by a rehabilitator who recommended the healthy bird be tossed up the open flue to be reunited with its family.
Rabies and microchip clinic: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will hold the clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Microchip (including registration) is $30 and a three-year rabies shot is $10. Without a rabies certificate, pets will receive a one-year shot. All dogs must have a leash and cats must be in carriers.
Fourth Annual Fall Fair Animal House: The league’s fair, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, features games, music by DJ Ruben, local businesses information and giveaways, and a microchip clinic for dogs and cats ($30), from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet adoptable pets and staff will be available to answer adoption questions. The event is free.