The following are the latest animal control reports from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. For more information, visit www.awla.org.
Monday, Oct. 21, 2300 block of North 11th Street: A woman called the league requesting removal of an adult squirrel from her bedroom. An animal control officer responded, removed the squirrel and released it outside. The officer referred the woman to her apartment complex’s maintenance division to address how the squirrel entered the residence.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2000 block of South Monroe Street: The league received a call from a woman who confined a stray, small, white dog that she found running loose to her home. Upon dispatching the call, the animal control dispatcher noticed a report of a lost maltipoo that had been filed two days earlier from one block away. The officer attempted to return the dog to her home, but no one was there to receive her. The dog was impounded at the shelter and the owner was contacted by phone. The owner picked up her dog an hour later.
Friday, Oct. 25, 1700 block of North Kirkwood Street: The league received a call that a cat had been hit by a car and was still alive. An animal control officer responded to find that the animal was actually a wild rabbit, which had died.
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.