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.

Out-of-date microchip: Magnolia Rd., Sterling, April 28. A caller reported a stray mastiff-type dog in a yard at a residence. An animal control officer took the dog, which did not have a collar, to the animal shelter. The staff found a microchip, but no owner could be found after contacting the microchip company because the contact information was outdated.

Owner surrenders dog to shelter: Oak View Dr., Leesburg, April 30. A caller reported a dog that was kept outside without shelter. An animal control officer found the pit bull-type dog in a fenced yard. It was raining heavily and the dog was crying. The owner, who said the dog was found a month ago, did not want to bring the animal into the house or provide shelter outside. The owner agreed to surrender the dog to the animal shelter.

Good Samaritan finds lost bird: Lisa Terr., Aldie, April 30. A good Samaritan found a small parakeet-type bird in her back yard, captured it and brought it to the animal shelter.

Officer rescues kittens: Ryan Rd., Ashburn, May 1. A caller reported a cat in distress in a storm drain. An animal control officer found the drain and heard the kitten crying. The officer rescued three 6-week-old kittens and took them to a veterinarian for evaluation.

Pets on Tour program begins: Charles Town Pike, Waterford, May 2. The 2014 Pet on Tour season kicks off this month. Shelter pets will be traveling to locations throughout Loudoun County through October. The public is invited to come out and visit the tour bus to learn more about what Loudoun County Animal Services does for the county’s two- and four-legged residents. For tour dates and locations, visit

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck