Horse visits, makes a scene: Jeb Stuart Rd., Purcellville, June 17. A caller reported that a horse had wandered into the caller’s yard and become stuck in a swimming pool cover. When animal control officers arrived, fire and rescue workers had already cut a path in the pool cover and safely removed the horse, which had superficial lacerations on its legs.
Hello, kitty: Ridgetop Cir., Sterling, June 22. A caller reported that a kitten was stuck in the engine compartment of a bus. An animal control officer was unable to reach the kitten, which was on top of a gas tank in the middle of the bus. A trap was set, but the kitten eventually got out on its own.
Dog left in hot car: Brimfield Dr., Ashburn, June 22. A caller reported that a dog was confined in a vehicle. An animal control officer reported that it was 73 degrees outside the vehicle and 88 degrees inside. When the owner returned to the vehicle, the officer issued a warning.
Bear hit by car: James Monroe Hwy., Lucketts, June 25. A caller reported that a bear had been hit by a vehicle. An animal control officer euthanized the severely injured bear.
Operation calf rescue: Wiley Chase Lane, Purcellville, June 26. A calf got stuck in a pond near a stone retaining wall. An animal control officer tried to use a rescue harness to reach the calf. When that didn’t work, the officer put on a water rescue suit and got into the pond. The calf placed his front feet on top of the retaining wall, and the officer lifted it out. The calf was unharmed.
— Compiled by Sandy Mauck