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.
Sunday, Aug. 25, 600 block of Military Road: A woman walking her dog on the trails by the Gulf Branch Nature Center came across an injured adult Red Shouldered Hawk. The hawk was lying at the base of a tree, lethargic with its eyes closed. An animal control officer immediately transported it to a rehabilitator, who gave the hawk fluids and will continue to care for it until it recovers.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 4100 block 36th Street: Four 6-week-old squirrels fell from a nest. An animal control officer observed that the mother squirrel never came to retrieve her babies. The squirrels were approaching people and vocalizing, looking for their mother. The squirrels were kept at the shelter overnight and brought to a rehabber to be cared for the next day.
Friday, Aug. 23, 4000 block 8th Street South: An animal control officer captured a stray, young domestic bunny at Alcova Heights Park. She is currently being held as a stray at the shelter as no one has claimed her yet.