These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of 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.

Snake goes for a spin: Scioto Terr., Ashburn, June 2. A snake got into a household clothes dryer. An animal control officer returned the uninjured snake to the wild

Deer gets stuck: Newfield Pl., Sterling, June 3. A deer became trapped in a fence. An animal control officer freed the uninjured deer and returned it to the wild.

Help for injured hawk: Mountain Spring Lane, Leesburg, June 4. An injured hawk was reported. An animal control officer took the hawk to a veterinary office to await transfer to a raptor rehabilitator.

Raccoon at your service: Denizen Plaza, Sterling. June 5. A raccoon got into the service bay of a business. It appeared healthy and uninjured. An animal control officer returned the juvenile raccoon to the wild.

Foster care volunteers sought: Charles Town Pike, Waterford, June 6. The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services hosted an orientation last Thursday at the Ashburn Library for its foster program. Forty-five attendees learned about opportunities to foster cats, dogs and other small animals. For information about the foster program, e-mail

— Compiled by J.C . Reed