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.
Friday, Sept. 6, 900 block North Stuart Street: A vulture fledgling was found on the ground in an unsafe area. An animal control officer picked up the bird. It was held at the shelter overnight and then sent to a rehabilitator.
Monday, Sept. 9, 3600 block of North Harrison Street: An elderly dog was found running loose in poor condition. The dog was picked up by an animal control officer and received medical care. The dog was returned to her distraught owner later that day.
Past Arlington Animal Control Reports:
Aug. 14 — Snake Rescued in Crystal City
July 31 — Two robins freed, snake injured