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Good Samaritan Comforts Lost Dog and More Arlington Animal Control Reports

The latest animal control reports from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

The latest animal control reports from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Patch file photo
The latest animal control reports from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Patch file photo

The following are the latest animal control reports from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. For more information, visit www.awla.org.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3200 block of North Wilson Boulevard: Ballston Common Mall security called regarding a stray dog found in the Noodles & Company restaurant on Wilson Boulevard.  The dog, a female Shih Tzu in serious need of grooming, was impounded and held for a stray period. She was not reclaimed but was adopted by an Arlington resident.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2900 block of North Greenbriar Street: Animal Control received a call about an injured fox in the Yorktown neighborhood. The fox was seen lying down. An animal control officer responded to find that the fox had passed away. She removed and impounded the animal for proper disposal.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1800 block of North Cleveland Street: The front desk received a lost report late in the morning about a dog that had escaped when a roommate left a door ajar. The Shepherd-mix was spotted several times in the vicinity where it was lost but was fearful and unable to be captured. At 6:30 p.m., Animal Control received a phone call that the dog was seen sitting near the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and North Edgewood Streets. A good Samaritan was able to comfort the exhausted dog until animal control officers arrived. The owner was called to the scene and was reunited with the dog.

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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.

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