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.
Lost and found: Willowood Pl., Sterling, April 6. A caller reported a stray Labrador-type dog. An animal control officer located the dog, which had a microchip ID, and contacted the owner. The officer reminded the owner about the ordinance prohibiting dogs from running loose and advised filing a lost-dog report if the dog runs off again.
Grande gesture: Peacock Market Plaza, Chantilly, April 6. A caller reported finding two stray dogs and holding them at a Starbucks. The officer took the dogs to the animal shelter. They were returned to their owner the next day.
Lab result: Pennsylvania Ave., Lovettsville, April 7. A caller reported a stray Labrador-type dog. An animal control officer took the dog, which had a collar, to the shelter after finding that it had no tags or microchip ID and that it did not match any lost-pet reports.
Scared cat: Oak Medley Terr., Aldie, April 8. A caller reported that a cat had been crying for two days in the caller’s garage. The caller left the garage door open, but the cat would not leave. An animal control officer was unable to catch the cat but got it to leave the garage through the open door.
Vertically challenged: Battlefield Pkwy., Leesburg, April 9. A caller reported that a small raccoon was trapped at the top of a ladder on a work vehicle. An animal control officer returned the raccoon to the wild after determining that it appeared healthy and uninjured.
— Compiled by Sandy Mauck