Attack on rabid raccoon bites back: East Timber Branch Pkwy., 800 block, Nov. 8. Animal control officers found a dead raccoon that had been attacked by a dog running off-leash near a creek. The body was submitted for rabies testing, which came back positive. The dog was placed under quarantine for 45 days.
Black Friday special at shelter: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will have animals available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Adopters can name their adoption fee (minimum $10) for animals 6 months and older. Standard adoption rules apply, and all members of the household must be present. For information, visit www.alexandriaanimals.org/blackfriday.
Trap-Neuter-Return Program: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria offers workshops to discuss feral cats, overpopulation and the TNR program: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.; and 6:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave. For information, visit the league’s Web site.
A purr-fect catch: S. Edgewood St., 1400 block, Oct. 27. An animal control officer set up tarps for a kitten that had been stuck in a tree for three days. The cat fell onto the tarps after a several hours and was taken to a foster home.
Neighbor has giant incisors: S. 15th St., 600 block, Oct. 30. An animal control officer removed a 60-pound beaver outside a front door on a sublevel of a condominium complex. It was released at Gravelly Point.