Dog endangered in a hot car: Jefferson Davis Hwy., 3600 block, Aug. 10. Before an animal control officer could arrive, an Alexandria police officer at a shopping-center parking lot removed a dog that had been confined in a car for more than an hour. The temperature readings inside the vehicle ranged, in various places, from 98 to 178 degrees. The dog’s owners were issued a citation.
Gets out with a little help from friends: East Oxford Ave., unit block, Aug. 14. An animal control officer used a tree branch to help a trapped opossum escape from a window well.
Vehicle heat can kill: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria reminds owners that animals left inside a car when the temperature is warmer than 70 degrees is a Class 3 misdemeanor. An animal in a hot car can suffer brain damage from heat stroke or even die in as few as 15 minutes.
Kittens crammed into storm drain: S. Lincoln St., 2000 block, May 19. An animal control officer rescued three kittens trapped in a storm drain; one ran away while being freed. Of the two cats taken to the rescue league, one was adopted. The other, Storm, is available at the shelter.
Reptile in a tangle: N. 25th St., 400 block, Aug. 10. An animal control officer removed a snake trapped in netting.