The Washington Post, Loudoun Extra (Sunday, April 9, 2006)
Loudoun Postings: Animal Watch
Woman's Bird Seed Replenished
Leesburg, Cypress Ridge Terrace, last Sunday. Leesburg police called animal control regarding a report of stolen bird seed. A resident had run out of bird seed but thought that it had been stolen. It was determined that the woman had Alzheimer's disease and that her caretaker was away for the weekend. The animal control officer delivered seed to feed the birds until the caretaker's return.
Big Cows on Campus
Sterling, Augusta Drive, Tuesday. An animal control officer investigated a report of cows running on the football field at Dominion High School. The officer found that the cows had come from the field next door and that the owners had arrived and were herding them back.
Case of Beeping Bat Is Closed
Leesburg, Washington Street, Monday. An animal control officer investigated a report of a bat in a home. The homeowner told the officer that the bat was behind a couch and making a lot of noise. When the officer looked behind the couch, he found a beeping toy. No bat was found.