Dog in danger: James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, Aug. 17. A caller reported seeing a boxer-type dog confined inside a truck. The responding animal control officer determined that the temperature inside the truck was 103.8 degrees. The outside temperature was 80 degrees. The officer contacted the owner and issued a citation.
Hopping hawk: Loudoun County Pkwy., Ashburn, Aug. 17. A caller reported seeing a hawk on the parkway. An animal control officer observed that the hawk could not fly and was hopping on one leg. The officer took the hawk to a veterinarian.
No booty for bandit: Ashburn Village Blvd., Aug. 20. A raccoon became stuck in an empty dumpster. An animal control officer removed the raccoon, which appeared healthy and uninjured, and returned it to the wild.
Sticky situation for snake: Gemstone Ct., Leesburg, Aug. 20. A snake was caught on a sticky trap. An animal control officer removed the snake without resultant injury and returned it to the wild.
No place for slow-moving animal: Fairview St., Leesburg, Aug. 22. A snapping turtle was in a road. An animal control officer removed the turtle from the road and released it to a pond area.
— Compiled by Sandy Mauck