Post Content

Reward for information offered after bait to injure dogs found in Alexandria

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the person who left out what appeared to be bait to seriously injure dogs on Duke Street.

On Friday, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) said a person walking their dog near the intersection of Duke Street and Ingram Street found a piece of sausage with a fish hook embedded in it.

“Our Animal Services Officer responded and arrived at the scene at 9:50 a.m. and searched the area around this intersection, finding a total of nine pieces of sausage with fish hooks embedded in them,” AWLA said. “Our officers did canvas the area and spoke with several residents with security cameras in the area asking them to review any footage they may have in the hopes that a suspect might be identified.”

On Sunday, AWLA said a community member put up a $5,000 reward for information.

AWLA asked that anyone in the vicinity review their security camera footage for clues. The investigation is ongoing and all information or tips can be sent to the Animal Services team at 703 746 6000.

Strangely enough, while Alexandria is known for being a dog-friendly city, this isn’t the first time someone has tried to harm dogs in Alexandria this year. Del Ray resident John Romano pled guilty earlier this year to trying to poison his neighbor’s dogs.

Recent Stories

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is investigating a suspicious death at The Bloom at Braddock Apartments on the 900 block of North Henry Street in the Braddock neighborhood. Communications Manager…

Got any spare drugs? In an effort to curb misuse, Alexandria is asking residents to drop off expired prescription medication on Saturday (April 27). It’s National Prescription Drug Take Back…

Alexandria’s City Council will approve its fiscal year 2025 budget in a little more than a week, and important actions will be taken between now and then. On Wednesday (April…

Alexandria is seeking community feedback on a series of changes to South Pickett Street in the West End, including new pedestrian safety measures and protected bike lanes. The project would…

To celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week (May 6-10, 2024), Clean Air Partners is working with A Few Cool Hardware Stores to exchange DC, Maryland and Virginia residents’ gas-powered lawnmowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers at select Ace Hardware locations in the region. DMV residents who turn in their gas-powered lawn tools will receive a FREE Ego Power+ replacement including batteries and chargers, while supplies last.

Compared to gas, electric lawn equipment can reduce emissions, noise pollution, health risks and maintenance costs and time. The program aims to remove about a hundred gas-powered polluting tools from yards in the greater Baltimore-Washington region.

The exchanges will take place the weekends of May 17-19, 2024, and May 31-June 2, 2024, at A Few Cool Hardware Stores network of employee-owned Ace Hardware stores in the DC and Baltimore metro areas. To participate and get your free Ego Power+ lawn tool, sign up at to reserve your tool and select your trade-in date and location.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Pro Coro Alexandria – To the Sea

Join Pro Coro Alexandria, the chamber choir of the Alexandria Choral Society, this Saturday for our concert, “To the Sea.” Experience a variety of songs from beloved choral classics like “Shenandoah” and “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?”

Scholarship Fund of Alexandria Annual Gala & Auction

Do good while having a good time at the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 38th Annual Gala and Auction at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The fun begins with a 2-hour open bar reception while mingling with 499 other Alexandrians who


Subscribe to our mailing list