ALEXANDRIA

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

Injured deer: Francis Hammond Pkwy., 1100 block, July 2. Animal control officers responding to a report of a deer impaled on a fence found the caller (who was advised not to touch the animal) and a parking enforcement officer trying to remove it from the fence. The deer injured itself as it jumped off the fence, and escaped into the woods. Two days later, a bleeding deer was seen in a resident’s garden but it ran away before an officer arrived.

A big bug: Columbus St., 600 block, July 9. An animal care technician responding to a call about a bat inside a residence found a large palmetto cockroach and returned it to the wild.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

This case was 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. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Sick dog attacks: S. Old Glebe Rd., unit block, 11 p.m. June 17. An animal control officer captured a dog inside an apartment that suddenly charged at its owners. The 11-year-old boxer was having seizures and was given medication by an emergency veterinarian.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus