According to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington website: Animal Control officers are charged with the enforcement of all state and local laws regarding the welfare, care and control of animals. While such officers have the authority to issue citations, their primary focus is working with residents to help them provide better care. To report an emergency at any time, call 703-931-9241.
The following are the latest animal control reports from the league. For more information, visit www.awla.org.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 3500 block of 23rd Street South: An Arlington resident called to report that three 5-week-old baby squirrels were tossed from their nest during a storm. When an animal control officer arrived only one was remaining, and it was transported to a rehabilitation specialist.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 1800 block of South Fillmore Street: A blind dog was found wandering around the neighborhood by a resident. She was able to confine him safely away from traffic and he was impounded at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. He was returned to his owners the next day. He narrowly missed being hit by a car according to the caller.
Past Arlington Animal Control Reports:
Aug. 14 — Snake Rescued in Crystal City
July 31 — Two robins freed, snake injured