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Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

ALEXANDRIA

This case was 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 .

Bat is euthanized: Edsall Rd., 5800 block, March 11. An emergency service technician picked up a bat that had been caught and severely injured by a cat. It was taken to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Notice about wildlife mating season: Residents are urged to keep pets indoors and, if let outdoors, leashed and supervised at all times. Animal control will not remove any species of native wildlife that has not entered a living space, unless it is sick, injured or posing a safety threat.

Foster care supply drive for kittens and puppies: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hosting a “baby shower” from noon to 4 p.m. April 6 at the shelter. During the event, prospective foster parents learn about the league’s foster care program. Bring a gift for foster caregivers or donate from the wish-list by visiting www.alexandriaanimals.org.

ARLINGTON COUNTY

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. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.

Motor was purring: S. Adams St., 2700 block, March 1. A kitten that had been reported missing emerged from under the hood of a car when it heard sounds from a littermate.

Trio far from the tree: Glebe and Military roads, March 9. An animal control officer picked up three baby squirrels under a pile of leaves that was found under the hood of car. They were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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