These were among cases received by Loudoun County Animal Services. For information on the county shelter’s hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun.
Lab report: Harmony Church Rd., Hamilton, Dec. 22. A stray black Labrador-type dog was reported. It had identification and was returned to its owner, who said the dog had gotten out of its yard when high winds damaged a fence. The dog had a current rabies vaccine and county license; no follow-ups were needed.
Youth must have its fling: Charles Town Pike, Hamilton, Dec. 22. A calf was reported to be walking on a road. An animal control officer went to the area but did not find a calf.
Masked fighter: Hamilton Station Rd., Hamilton, Dec. 24. A raccoon reportedly fought two dogs and tried to attack the dogs’ owner. An animal control officer impounded the raccoon for rabies testing. The dogs had current rabies vaccines and county licenses.
Dog-tired: Cattail Lane, Leesburg, Dec. 25. A caller reported a stray pug-type dog that appeared to be ill or injured. An animal control officer found the dog to be in good condition but breathing heavily from exertion. The dog had identification and matched a lost-pet report. Its owner picked up the dog from the shelter.
Drain drama: Lilac Terr., Leesburg, Dec. 28. A dog was reported to be caught in a storm drain. An animal control officer searched the area but did not see a dog trapped in a drain.