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Alexandria-Arlington Animal Watch

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 .

Book is returned: Echols Ave., 5100 block, March 18. An emergency service technician determined that a homeowner had mistakenly identified the sounds of a duck from an audio children’s book for a bat.

Next time, make registry: Beauregard St., 4800 block, March 18. A recipient of a gift box containing a rabbit surrendered the animal to an animal control officer.

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. At the event, prospective foster owners learn about the league’s program. Bring a gift for caregivers or donate from the wish list by visiting www.alexandriaanimals.org/babyshower.

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.

Found on the road: S. Eighth St., 2400 block, March 1. An officer picked up an underweight hen.

Wiring needed fixing: N. Edison St., 1300 block, March 2. An officer lured a Jack Russell terrier that had been trapped in a crawl space of a home.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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